Why don’t you try? : Get help for suicidal thoughts
Help for suicidal thoughts
If you’re feeling like you want to die, it’s important to tell someone.
Help and support is available right now if you need it. You do not have to struggle with difficult feelings alone.
Phone a helpline
These free helplines are there to help when you’re feeling down or desperate.
Unless it says otherwise, they’re open 24 hours a day, every day.
You can also call these helplines for advice if you’re worried about someone else.
Samaritans for everyone
Call 116 123
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
Call 0800 58 58 58 & 5pm to midnight every day
Visit the webchat page
Papyrus for people under 35
Call 0800 068 41 41 & 9am to midnight every day
Text 07860 039967
Childline for children and young people under 19
Call 0800 1111 & the number will not show up on your phone bill
SOS Suicide of Silence for everyone
Call 0300 1020 505 & 8am to midnight every day
Message a text line
If you do not want to talk to someone over the phone, these text lines are open 24 hours a day, every day.
Shout Crisis Text Line for everyone
Text SHOUT to 85258
YoungMinds Crisis Messenger for people under 19
Text YM to 85258
Talk to someone you trust
Let family or friends know what’s going on for you. They may be able to offer support and help keep you safe.
There’s no right or wrong way to talk about suicidal feelings & starting the conversation is what’s important.
Making a safety plan
If you struggle with suicidal thoughts or are supporting someone else, it may help to make a safety plan to use if you need it:
- The Staying Safe website provides information on how to make a safety plan, including video tutorials and online templates to guide you through the process.
- The mental health charity Mind also provides information on planning for a mental health crisis
Here’s a tip for you to try this week :
Speak to a professional, dedicated charity or helpline such as your GP, MIND or access 24/7 support using the Samaritans or the SHOUT text service about how you are feeling, Try to distract your anxious thoughts, start a new hobby/activity with your loved one or start an online course, If anxiety is getting too much, book a Carer Support call or speak to a GP or support group about how you are feeling,
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