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59 Suicide Prevention Quotes to Inspire Hope

Karabo Baloyi
Sep 09, 2022
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Suicide is a global crisis that affects people of all classes, ages, and races. Several factors contribute to higher rates of suicides, but suicide is preventable through various kinds of intervention. We hope these quotes make a positive difference in the lives of those who, at one point, had thoughts of suicide.

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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. Some causes of suicide include financial problems, relationship problems, 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 59 suicide prevention quotes.

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Helen Keller's quote: “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” | Image: AmoDays

Helen Keller's quote: “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” | Image: AmoDays

SUICIDE PREVENTION QUOTES TO KEEP YOU FROM GIVING UP

“Don't forget who you are and where you came from. Don't get too emotional over little things. Don't. Quit until you win the grand prize.” — Robert Randle

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“You can either be crushed by a horrific event and lose your sanity, your family, and your life. Or, you can take this pain that was thrust upon you to propel yourself into greatness. You can make it through this. I know it's hard.” — Marie White

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

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

“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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Marie White's quote: “You can either be crushed by a horrific event and lose your sanity, your family, and your life. Or, you can take this pain that was thrust upon you to propel yourself into greatness. You can make it through this. I know it's hard.” | Image: AmoDays

Marie White's quote: “You can either be crushed by a horrific event and lose your sanity, your family, and your life. Or, you can take this pain that was thrust upon you to propel yourself into greatness. You can make it through this. I know it's hard.” | Image: AmoDays

“When you are tempted to give up, your breakthrough is probably just around the corner.” — Joyce Meyer

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“Never never never give up.” — Winston Churchill

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

“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” — Harriet Beecher Stowe

“There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.” — CS Lewis

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

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

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"I hope you live a life you are proud of. If you find that you are not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again." — F. Scott Fitzgerald

"The harder the journey, the more glorious the victory." — Melissa Dohme

“It's not about battling your past, but fighting for your future.” — Jazz Thornton

“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

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

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

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

“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

“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

“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

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

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

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

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

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“When it is darkest, we can see the stars.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

SUICIDE PREVENTION QUOTES TO HELP YOU MAKE YOUR LIFE COUNT

“You can do things today that shape your unknown future. Make every day the time when you turn what you don't know into what would like to happen.” — Michael Nulty

“Think of all the beauty that's still left in and around you, and be happy!” — Anne Frank

John Fowles's quote:  “To write poetry and to commit suicide, apparently so contradictory, had really been the same, attempts at escape.” | Image: AmoDays

John Fowles's quote: “To write poetry and to commit suicide, apparently so contradictory, had really been the same, attempts at escape.” | Image: AmoDays

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

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start now and make a brand new ending.” — Carl Bard

“Anyone desperate enough for suicide should be desperate enough to go to creative extremes to solve problems: elope at midnight, stow away on the boat to New Zealand and start over, do what they always wanted to do but were afraid to try.” — Richard Bach

“If someone listens, or stretches out a hand, or whispers a word of encouragement, or attempts to understand a lonely person, extraordinary things begin to happen.” — Loretta Girzartis

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"There is beauty in the journey, regardless of the outcome. Let's grieve and hope and fight together." — Marie White

Michael Nulty's quote: “You can do things today that shape your unknown future. Make every day the time when you turn what you don't know into what would like to happen.” | Image: AmoDays

Michael Nulty's quote: “You can do things today that shape your unknown future. Make every day the time when you turn what you don't know into what would like to happen.” | Image: AmoDays

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

“To write poetry and to commit suicide, apparently so contradictory, had really been the same, attempts at escape.” — John Fowles

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

“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

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Anne Frank's quote: “Think of all the beauty that's still left in and around you, and be happy!” | Image: AmoDays

Anne Frank's quote: “Think of all the beauty that's still left in and around you, and be happy!” | Image: AmoDays

SUICIDE PREVENTION QUOTES THAT TALK ABOUT THE DANGERS OF SUICIDE

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

"The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us." — Voltaire

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

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

“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” — Christian D. Larson

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

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

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“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

“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

“It's so hard to talk when you want to kill yourself. That’s above and beyond everything else, and it’s not a mental complaint — it’s a physical thing like it’s physically hard to open your mouth and make the words come out. They don’t come out smooth and in conjunction with your brain the way normal people’s words do; they come out in chunks as if from a crushed-ice dispenser; you stumble on them as they gather behind your lower lip. So you just keep quiet.” — Ned Vizzini

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“Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.” — Phil Donahue

“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

 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

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

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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

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

MORE SUICIDE QUOTES TO REFLECT ON

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

"Suicide is not an answer; it’s destruction.” — Al Green

“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

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

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

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” — Helen Keller

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“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

“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

“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

Phil Donahue's quote:  “Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.” | Image: AmoDays

Phil Donahue's quote: “Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.” | Image: AmoDays

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“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

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

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

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

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

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 Juliette Lewis;s quote: “The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.” | Image: AmoDays

Juliette Lewis;s quote: “The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.” | Image: AmoDays

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.

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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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