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When To Ask For Suicide Help

How does a person decide when to ask for more help with suicidal or harming thoughts when they can hardly talk to anyone about how they feel? If you feel like you can't just stop thinking about it but are not sure why or if you would do anything anyways but the question is there and the fantasy of the idea just floats around waiting to see what happend in time...What do you do with that?? How bad is that?? Why do I not feel like I care about this topic enough to get help...why would it feel like a rush to think this way???

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