I am angry all the time, I get angry about the littlest things and lately I've been finding my thoughts getting darker and darker and it's leading towards the thought that with a simple swallow, cut or bullet I can end everything. What do I do?
Las Vegas NV
Reaching out for help is a wise move. Sometimes, when people experience depression, they can become irritable and experience thoughts of suicide. On www.us.reachout.com you'll find facts about depression by clicking on “struggles with feelings.” If you’re depressed, it can be very painful to feel and can make you isolate from your friends and family, cause you to be tired all the time and take away your motivation to do things, make you not enjoy the things you usually like to do, make you sleep and eat much less or much more than usual, and make you see everything in your life in a negative way. Sometimes the depression can get so bad it can make a person think of ending their life. Sometimes people think about ending their life when they're feeling very depressed, feel hopeless that things will get better and helpless to make things better in their life. If you think you may act on suicidal thoughts, call 911 or get to an emergency room. Your immediate safety is crucial in those dark moments. Know you can always call the Trevor lifeline at 1-866-4-U-Trevor, 24 hours 7 days a week. On www.helpguide.org/mental/depression_teen_teenagers.htm you can learn more about depression and its treatment. On http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/databases/ you can search for mental health services in your area. You could also contact the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists by calling 215-222-2800 or by visiting their website at www.aglp.org for help in finding someone in your area for you to talk and work with. The AGLP is one of our resources. THey can help out with depression. They serve all youth, not just the LGBT community.