• An Important Note About Suicide Prevention

    “Life is complicated. It’s filled with nuance. It’s unsatisfying… If I believe in anything, it is doubt.

    The root cause of all life’s problems is looking for a simple fucking answer”. — Anthony Bourdain

     

    “She who leaves a trail of glitter is not ever forgotten.” — Kate Spade

     

    help for suicidal thoughts hoboken jersey city

    We aim to create a world where suicide, self-harm and stigma have been replaced by hope, self-care and acceptance. If our efforts help just one person find the light they so desperately need it will be worth it, stated Ashley Wohlrab, co-chair of the Hoboken Solace Sunrise Walk. In the wake of the sadness this week, Dr. Meika of CarePoint Health is sharing some ways that you or a loved one can get help if experiencing suicidal thoughts or ideations.

     

    If YOU or SOMEONE YOU KNOW needs help, GET HELP.

    Ways to do so:

    Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

    It provides free and confidential support 24 hours a day, seven days a week for people in suicidal crisis or distress.

     For crisis support in Spanish, call 1-888-628-9454.

    Call NJ Hopeline 1-855-654-6735

    For the TrevorLifeline, a suicide prevention counseling service for the LGBTQ community, call 1-866-488-7386.

    Call New Jersey Mental Health Cares 1-866-202-HELP (4357)

    Call National Hopeline Network at 1-800-784-2433

    Go to the Emergency Department

    Go to an Urgent Care

    Tell someone

    Tell anyone

    You aren’t alone.

    Thinking of all of the families and those affected by these tragic outcomes.

    If you ever need help connecting with a local support group, please do not hesitate to reach out: hello@hobokengirl.com. 


    Written by:

    Meika {or rather Dr. Meika} is an emergency medicine physician turned administrator. She is currently the chief medical officer at CarePoint Health in Hoboken and she loves her job and the patients. When she's not at CarePoint, she dedicates her time and career to help against rape and human trafficking. Though originally from Boston, Meika lives in Hoboken with her husband and their dog Brooklyn. You may see her around town walking the dog, jogging or cycling through the streets, or just walking to work. If she hadn’t become a doctor she would have become a photojournalist with a camera and a backpack traveling to barely seen areas of the world {like Sean Penn in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty}.


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