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    These past few days I've had a lot of anxiety and thought issues. My friend and I have talked about how we feel and we've both had bad experiences this week. We've talked about committing suicide together. Idk what to do. Idk how to fix it. I am going on a church retreat this weekend so all my stress and everything will go away because everything will be out of my mind except the retreat and church mode. Anyways how do I fix this to make it better? Please help!

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    Hello lostinthisworld,

    I'm really sorry to hear that you've had such a tough week. It must add to that stress to see a close friend have such bad experiences as well. It was such a smart idea to come here and talk wit us today. Do you have other people in your life that you can talk to as well? It can be helpful to talk to a family member or other trusted adult when you're experiencing tough times. Having that support and someone to bounce your thoughts off of can help to lessen that stress load a bit and often lead to seeing things with a new perspective. I see that you have plans to go on a church retreat this weekend, and it sounds like it may be a good time to relax and let go of some of that stress. Is there someone there that you'd be able to talk to?

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    Another thing that you can do is call the helpline at Your Life Your Voice at 1-800-448-3000. It's free to call, secure and confidential, as well as available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They're really great and so helpful! Go ahead and save that number so you have it handy! You can check out more information about the helpline and other options to contact them via THIS link to their page. I hope you'll consider giving them a call tonight.

    Stress and feelings of anxiety can often feel so overwhelming. Finding ways to manage and use good coping strategies can help you get through. Things like meditation, taking walks, writing in a journal, music, art, and spending time with people who make you feel good are just a few things that can help on that path.

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    At times, it may feel so bleak, but keep up that hope for brighter days, because they are coming! We're all here for you!
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    I went to the retreat this weekend and in confession our Priest told me that I should tell my therapist about my suicidal thoughts. I bonded with my friend. I also cried so much this weekend that it actually made me feel really good! If that makes sense. I want to thank you guys for supporting me along this journey! 😊❤

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    Hello lostinthisworld,

    I am so happy to hear that you had such a great experience at the retreat and were able to really open yourself up to people. You've made a lot of brave steps, and I can see such strength in you! I really believe that you're going to get through this!

    About the crying feeling really good, yes it absolutely makes sense! Crying is a way to release and express feelings and emotions in a healthy way. It sounds like it felt so good to express your feelings, and maybe even started you on the new path of your journey. We're glad to be a part of your support system along this journey. We really care about you!

    Stay strong!
    Note: The ReachOut Forums will be suspended after December 31, 2015. All existing threads and posts will still be available to read and review, but no new posts will appear. We hope to gain new funding, and be back soon, but in the meantime, here are some places where you can keep talking and get support:

    -- Your Life Your Voice
    -- Ok2Talk
    -- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
    -- Trevor Project Trevorspace for LGBTQIA youth
    -- ReachOut Australia forums

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