Help for dealing with suicidal thoughts
If your feeling like you want to die, it’s important to tell someone.
If you have seriously harmed yourself – for example, by taking a drug overdose – call 999 for an ambulance or go straight to A&E. Or ask someone else to call 999 or take you to A&E.
Note: This page is focused for UK visiters.
Tips for coping
Talk to someone you trust
Let family and friends know what’s going on for you. They may be able ti offer support and help keep you safe.
There is no right or worng way to talk about suicidal feelings – starting the conversation is what’s important.
Worried about someone else?
If you’re worried about someone, try to get them to talk to you. Ask open-ended questions like: “How do you feel about…?”
Do not worry about have the answers, just listening to what someone has to say and talking it seriously can be more helpful.
You can see the Samaritan’s tops on starting difficult conversations
Phone a helpline
Samaritans – for everyone
Call 116 123
Childline – for children and young people under 19
Call 0800 1111 – the number will not show up on your phone bill
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