I’m in distress after reading the stories. What should I do next?

Whatever your reaction may be to the stories you interacted with today, know that your feelings are valid and you are not alone. It’s okay to experience a range of emotions and it’s often helpful to hold space for all of them, big or small. As you process these emotions, we encourage you to center self or community care to share the load and end the silence around mental health and suicide: Call a friend, contact your local counseling center, go on a walk, watch a comfort TV show, or dance to some music.

If you need immediate help or support, text or call 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.