I help people with a lot of things, but please DO NOT reach out to me if you are feeling suicidal. I am not set up to handle emergencies.
However, there are plenty of organizations that are designed to help you.
Suicide hotlines exist precisely to help you in these dark moments. Please use one of the following websites or another local resource immediately if you feel suicidal.
In the United States, we have the following suicide prevention website and phone number, and they even have a Twitter account:
1 (800) 273-8255
If you’re in this United Kingdom, here is a website based in the UK:
If you’re in Australia, Lifeline is a local resource:
If you’re in Canada, here’s the Crisis Services Canada website:
If you live in a different country than one of the ones I’ve listed, you can search on “suicide hotline” + your country’s name to find support in your country.
All I can say is that your body is NOT the problem. The mind and ego can be healed, and if you’re feeling suicidal, I hope you immediately reach out to one of these services or a related suicide prevention service.
The term spiritual emergency is pretty vague, and it gets applied to a lot of different scenarios. Nonetheless, I am not able to handle immediate issues. The work I share with people is about cultivating space and digging into issues gradually. It’s not an immediate fix.
Assuming that your spiritual emergency isn’t one where you are or another person is in immediate harm’s way, I recommend using the breath to calm yourself. Focus on the breath for 30 to 60 minutes to help your body drop out of any fight-or-flight response that is causing you distress. Then consider your next course of action.
If something or someone is in serious danger, then I recommend immediately contacting your local authorities through whatever local emergency hotline there is.