127 Best Suicide Prevention Quotes To Help You and Others

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Suicide is defined as the act of killing oneself intentionally.

Suicide can take many forms, such as self-inflicted poisoning, hanging, shooting yourself, etc.


Suicide is a serious and complicated issue that affects people and communities from all walks of life.

Here is a list of the best suicide prevention quotes for you.

Top 10 Suicide Prevention Quotes


Don’t give up. You’ve still got a couple of people to prove wrong. ~ Unknown *


Suicide is not an answer, it’s destruction. ~ Al Green.


Drunkenness is temporary suicide. ~ Bertrand Russell.


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


If your brain is telling you to give up, just breathe. With one breath comes the next. Use that to get you to tomorrow. ~ Unknown *


Before you can see the light, you have to deal with the darkness. ~ Unknown *


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


The coward sneaks to death; the brave live on. ~ Unknown *


You have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light. You were given this life because you were strong enough to live it. ~ Unknown *


Your life is not over. Your life is important. Don’t take your beauty from the world. ~ Unknown *

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Inspiring Suicide Prevention Quotes

Death is easy. To live is the most painful thing I could imagine and I’m weak and no longer willing to fight. ~ Hannah Wright.

I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. ~ Maya Angelou.


The literal meaning of life is whatever you’re doing that prevents you from killing yourself. ~ Albert Camus.

You may not understand today or tomorrow, but eventually God will reveal why you went through everything you did. ~ Unknown *

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly. The moment you’re ready to quit is usually the moment right before a miracle happens. Don’t give up. ~ Unknown *


Never let a stumble in the road be the end of the journey. ~ Unknown *

Tough times don’t last, tough people do. Everybody wants to be a diamond, the more it is cut, the brighter it sparkles. Remember, diamonds are created under pressure from dirty coal. ~ Unknown *

If you want to show me that you really love me, don’t say that you would die for me, instead stay alive for me. ~ Unknown *


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

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

Sometimes life pushes us to our limits, it tests us beyond our endurance, because God only gives his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers. ~ Unknown *


The most beautiful rocks are those that have weathered the storm. ~ Unknown *

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 is no greater strength than choosing to live. ~ Unknown *

Famous Suicide Prevention Quotes

No one ever committed suicide while reading a good book, but many have tried while trying to write one. ~ Robert Byrne.


It is far better to dance in the rain than to let it drown you. ~ Unknown *

One, who suicides, is itself a killer and itself a victim. To trigger that has its decision, and own will, no one else. ~ Ehsan Sehgal.

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.


Suicide is the last attempt of re-emergence of the will of life. ~ Lamine Pearlheart.

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,

They can’t rescue you if they don’t know you need it. Ask for help to fight another day. ~ Unknown.

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.

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.


Suicide leaves everyone feeling guilty. ~ Robert Harris.

Suicide is not the solution… Just avoid excessive thinking about the past and future. ~ Bert McCoy.

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.

When your heart is empty, find something you love to fill it up. ~ Unknown *

Thought-Provoking Suicide Prevention Quotes

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.


Because if you kill yourself, you’re also going to kill the people who love you. ~ Unknown *

Yeah, because you’ll really be showing them, won’t you. Talk about cutting up your wrists to spite your fate. ~ Alexander Gordon Smith.

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

When the weight of the world is holding you down, remember the courage to keep fighting is what got you this far. ~ Unknown *

Everybody wants happiness, nobody wants pain. You can’t have a rainbow without the rain. ~ Unknown.


There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind. ~ CS Lewis.

It isn’t weak to ask for help. It’s like using a flashlight when you’re lost in the dark. ~ Unknown *

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.

Life is short enough, there is nothing worth here to take your life, and those things we do gain can never be taken to our grave. ~ Anthony Liccione.


There is no greater strength than choosing to live. ~ Unknown *

Profound Suicide Prevention Quotes

This life. This night. Your story. Your pain. Your hope. It matters. All of it matters. ~ Jamie Tworkowski.

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

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.


A pain shared is a pain halved. ~ Kevin Hines.

Be like the lotus, we too must rise from the mud, bloom out of the darkness and radiate into the world. ~ Unknown *

Suicide is not a blot on anyone’s name; it is a tragedy. ~ Kay Redfield Jamison.

You’ve fought through too many yesterdays to not see the beauty of tomorrow. ~ Unknown *


The epic story of tomorrow can’t be written if it ends today. ~ Unknown *

All things are difficult before they are easy. ~ Thomas Fuller.

Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it. ~ Tori Amos.

Best Suicide Prevention Quotes


Suicide doesn’t end the chances of life getting worse, it eliminates the possibility of it ever getting any better. ~ Unknown *

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

A book is a suicide postponed. ~ Emil Cioran.

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

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.


Sometimes even to live is an act of courage. ~ Seneca.

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

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.

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 into greatness. You can make it through this. I know it’s hard. ~ Marie White.


You have the power to say, ‘This is not how my story will end.’ ~ Christine Mason Miller.

It is always consoling to think of suicide: in that way one gets through many a bad night. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche.

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

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.

The person who completes suicide, dies once. Those left behind die a thousand deaths, trying to relive those terrible moments and understand… why? ~ Clark.

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


Choosing to live is never easy, but it’s always worth it. ~ Unknown *

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.

The thought that I might kill myself formed in my mind coolly as a tree or a flower. ~ Sylvia Plath.

It is not worth the bother of killing yourself, since you always kill yourself too late. ~ Emil Cioran.

When you twist the roots of your life with others, it’s easier to weather the storm. ~ Unknown *

If you’re going through hell, keep going. ~ Winston Churchill.

Killing myself was a matter of such indifference to me that I felt like waiting for a moment when it would make some difference. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky.


When it is darkest, you can see the stars. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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

This world is more beautiful with you in it. ~ Unknown *


It isn’t weak to ask for help. It’s like using a flashlight when you’re lost in the dark. ~ Unknown *

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.

If the meaning of your life is lost, ask for help finding it. ~ Unknown *

The suicide passes a judgment. Society does not care to examine the judgment, but in defense of itself as is, condemns the suicide. ~ Robert E. Neale.

It’s better to have a gay life of it than to commit suicide. ~ Vincent Willem van Gogh.

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.


When you don’t have the strength to take another step, ask those you love to pull you. ~ Unknown *

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

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

Great Suicide Prevention Quotes

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.

When the weight of the world is holding you down, remember the courage to keep fighting is what got you this far. ~ Unknown *

Every flower must grow through dirt. ~ Unknown *


Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. ~ Phil Donahue.

Suicide is not a remedy. ~ James A. Garfield.

When things are tough, you must be tougher. Show them that your life can be better. Prove them wrong. ~ Unknown *

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


Have the strength to find a reason to live. ~ Unknown *

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

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.

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

The pain passes, but the beauty remains. ~ Pierre August Renoir.

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

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


You matter more than you’ll ever know. ~ Unknown *

Never never never give up. – Winston Churchill.

Useful Suicide Prevention Quotes

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.

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.

Place your hand over your heart, can you feel it? That is called purpose. You’re alive for a reason so don’t ever give up. ~ Unknown *

The harder the journey the more glorious the victory. ~ Melissa Dohme.

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

Sometimes the best thing you can do is not thinking, not wondering, not imagining, not obsessing and just breathing. Have faith that everything will work out for the best. ~ Unknown *

If you’re looking for a sign not to kill yourself tonight, this is it. ~ Unknown *

If you ever think about giving up, remember why you held on for so long. ~ Hayley Williams.


Think of all the beauty that’s still left in and around you and be happy! ~ Anne Frank.

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

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So these were the 127 top Suicide Prevention quotes and sayings.

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References and Sources:

  1. 62 Best Suicide Prevention Quotes For Hope & Healing
  2. 8 powerful suicide prevention quotes – Happiness.com
  3. 100 Suicide Prevention Quotes to Help – Parade