Suicide is the act of intentionally taking your own life.

Suicidal feelings can range from being preoccupied by abstract thoughts about ending your life, or feeling that people would be better off without you, to thinking about methods of suicide, or making clear plans to take your own life.

If you are feeling suicidal, you might be scared or confused by these feelings. But you are not alone. Many people think about suicide at some point in their lifetime.

Suicidal feelings can be overwhelming and how long these feelings last differs for everyone. It is common to feel as if you’ll never be happy or hopeful again.

But with support and self-help, the majority of people who have felt suicidal go on to live fulfilling lives. The earlier you let someone know how you’re feeling, the quicker you’ll be able to get support to overcome these feelings.

However, we know it can feel difficult to open up to friends and family. You may want others to understand what you’re going through but you fear you might be judged. In situations as such it maybe best to speak with a professional.

If you need some support right now go to A&E, otherwise here are some other options for you to try:

contact the Samaritans on freephone 116 123, they’re open 24 hours and are there to listen.

Contact your GP for an emergency appointment or the out of hours team.

Call NHS 111 (England) or NHS Direct 0845 46 47 (Wales) and contact your local crisis team.

If you simply have a question or seeking a therapist you can contact us via our contact page by clicking here.

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