There are sometimes things in life that feel unbearable, with no seeming end in sight. This is not the life we wanted. We feel stuck, alone, and with no one on our side. We feel like a burden to the world, and ignored and attacked by others.
We therefore sometimes think about ending our life, as we don’t know how to escape or win. We may then start to:
- have frequent thoughts of death and dying;
- have the desire to die;
- make plans and take steps to prepare end our lives; or
- make suicidal gestures or attempts.
If you find yourself feeling suicidal, please know there are other ways to move forward.
As tempting as suicide may feel at times, there are other ways to overcome the pains of life. We understand the realities of your struggles. They are real. But we need to remember that there are other ways to deal with and face them, and that when we do, life can and usually does get better.
Our U.S. Licensed Psychologists and Therapists are trained to help you overcome feelings of suicide and help you through even the most challenging times.
Local Support Resources
Accessing Korean-Speaking Crisis Resources from Korea
- Call 119 immediately and/or go directly to an Emergency Room at your nearest hospital; or
- Call Korea’s Suicide Hotline: 1588-9191
Accessing English-Speaking Crisis Resources from Korea
For emergency situations, always call 119 immediately and/or go directly to an Emergency Room at your nearest hospital
- Call the Suicide Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (international calling rates may apply)
- Veteran’s Crisis Line Chat
- Use Google Voice or Skype to call a hotline abroad (fees may apply).
- Download OTO Free International Call App (must have local phone plan).
- Call Samaritans Hope’s 24/7 Helpline at 1-877-870-4673.
- Call the Suicide Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255
Please bear in mind that technical difficulties can occur. Do not give up. Keep trying and you will get access to the help you or your loved one needs.
Accessing Multilingual Crisis Resources from America
- call 911 and/or visit an Emergency Room at your nearest hospital;
- call the Suicide Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255; or
- visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Support in Korea:
- Contact one of our counselors (or any other professional in Korea); or
- Consider consulting with a Psychiatrist for psychiatrist support
- see our blog posts for more useful information.
- you are not alone and you are not a burden;
- the world and people around you do need you;
- you can and do make a difference;
- hard times do pass, and there is light in better places waiting for you;
- we can find the strength to overcome.
-Dr. Chad, Seoul Counseling Center
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