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40 Suicide Prevention Quotes

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By Karabo Baloyi
May 29, 2022
09:35 A.M.

Suicide is a global crisis that affects people of all classes, ages, and races. Several factors do contribute to higher rates of suicides, but suicide is preventable through various kinds of intervention. Although the following quotes on suicide prevention may not stop someone from taking their life, we hope they make a positive difference in their life.

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Every year, thousands of people commit suicide globally. It is a tragedy that affects families, communities, and entire countries and has long-lasting effects on the people left behind.

Suicide can occur at almost any time in someone’s life. Many suicides happen impulsively in times of crisis when a breakdown in the ability to deal with life stresses occurs. This could be things such as financial problems, relationship break-up, or chronic pain and illness.

Suicide isn’t something to take lightly. If you or someone you know is considering suicide, getting professional help is the first and most important step. To encourage you to take the necessary steps to seek help, here are 20 suicide prevention quotes.

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Gerard Way's quote: “Suicide is a serious thing. And if you know anyone who is suicidal, you need to get them help. No one should be in pain. Everyone should love themselves.” | Image: AmoDays

“Soak up the views. Take in the bad weather and the good weather. You are not the storm.” — Matt Haig

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“Suicide is not an answer, it’s destruction.” — Al Green

“When you feel like giving up, just remember the reason why you held on for so long.” — Hayley Williams

“The key to getting beyond your struggles is making choices that invite new possibilities — new ways of thinking, feeling, behaving, and living your life for the better.” — Michael Nulty

“Suicide is a serious thing. And if you know anyone who is suicidal, you need to get them help. No one should be in pain. Everyone should love themselves.” — Gerard Way

Matt Haig's quote: “Soak up the views. Take in the bad weather and the good weather. You are not the storm.” | Image: AmoDays

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“Suicide doesn’t solve your problems. It only makes them infinitely, uncountably worse.” — Sinead O’Connor

“Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.” — Seneca

“There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.” — John Green

“Nothing in my life has ever made me want to commit suicide more than people’s reaction to my trying to commit suicide.” — Emilie Autumn

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” — Winston Churchill

Al Green's quote: “Suicide is not an answer, it’s destruction.” | Image: AmoDyas

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“That’s the thing about suicide. Try as you might to remember how a person lived his life, you always end up thinking about how he ended it.” — Anderson Cooper

“This life. This night. Your story. Your pain. Your hope. It matters. All of it matters.” — Jamie Tworkowski

“The real reason for not committing suicide is because you always know how swell life gets again after the hell is over.” — Ernest Hemingway

“Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” — Maru Anne Radmacher

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“One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.” — Jack Penn

Hayley Williams's quote: “When you feel like giving up, just remember the reason why you held on for so long.” | Image: AmoDays

“The great thing about suicide is that it’s not one of those things you have to do now or you lose your chance. I mean, you can always do it later.” — Harvey Fierstein

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“The pain passes, but the beauty remains.” —Pierre August Renoir

“Don't give up. Don't give in. Wake up, release your warrior and tell your demons, 'Not today! Let's dance mother f******!' Keep fighting the good fight.” ― Helen Edwards

“The day a young student shared with me that because of my book, they changed their mind about committing suicide, was the moment I finally understood fully why I do what I do.” ― Carlos Wallace

“Hope is a necessity for normal life and the major weapon against the suicide impulse.” – Karl A. Menninger

Michael Nulty's quote: “The key to getting beyond your struggles is making choices that invite new possibilities — new ways of thinking, feeling, behaving, and living your life for the better.” | Image: AmoDays

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“If your heart is still beating, God is not done with you yet.” — Dillion Burroughs

“Did you really want to die? No one commits suicide because they want to die. Then why do they do it? Because they want to stop the pain.” — Tiffanie DeBartolo

“Suicide. A sideways word, a word that people whisper and mutter and cough: a word that must be squeezed out behind cupped palms or murmured behind closed doors. It was only in dreams that I heard the word shouted, screamed.” — Lauren Oliver

“There was a moment in my life when I really wanted to kill myself. And there was one other moment when I was close to that… But even in my most jaded times, I had some hope.” — Gerard Way

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“On average, since the urge to kill myself isn’t so strong that I actually kill myself, the world is worth living in.” — Tao Lin

Seneca's quote: “Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.” | Image: AmoDays

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“Suicide is not a remedy.” — James A. Garfield

“Grit your teeth and let it hurt. Don’t deny it, don’t be overwhelmed by it. It will not last forever.” — Harold Kushner

“But in the end, one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.” — Albert Camus

“We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the whole book in the fire.” — George Sand

“Some people suffer in silence, pain in the hearts, but smiles on their faces.” ― Isha Barlas

John Green's quote: “There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.” | Image: AmoDays

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“To anyone out there who’s hurting — it’s not a sign of weakness to ask for help. It’s a sign of strength.” — Barack Obama

“Suicide is the last attempt of re-emergence of the will of life.” ― Lamine Pearlheart

“All things are difficult before they are easy.” — Thomas Fuller

“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt

“We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” — Carlos Castaneda

Emilie Autumn's quote: “Nothing in my life has ever made me want to commit suicide more than people’s reaction to my trying to commit suicide.” | Image: AmoDays

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“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” Harriet Beecher Stowe

“They would rather have you messy and alive than not there at all.” Jazz Thornton

“The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.” Juliette Lewis

“Everybody goes through difficult times, but it is those who push through those difficult times who will eventually become successful in life. Don’t give up, because this too shall pass.” Jeanette Coron

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“That’s the thing about suicide. Try as you might to remember how a person lived his life, you always end up thinking about how he ended it.” Anderson Cooper

Winston Churchill's quote: “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” | Image: AmoDays

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It is vitally important to spread awareness and prevent suicides on a global scale. During the dark and hopeless times, read this collection of quotes for strength and guidance.

If you or someone you know has suicidal thoughts, seek help from a mental healthcare professional immediately. Remember, things can get better and healing is possible.

If these quotes encouraged you, you'll enjoy these quotes urging you to celebrate life.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. Other international suicide helplines can be found at befrienders.org.

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