Coping With Suicidal Thoughts

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Coping With Suicidal Thoughts

Warning signs:

– Someone talking about feeling hopeless and that life is not worth living
– Someone saying that friends and family would be better off without them
– Someone looking into methods or the means to end their own life
– Someone talking about death and plans to take their own life
– Someone putting all their affairs in order and seeming to be preparing to die
– Someone giving away prized possessions and saying goodbye to loved ones
– Someone saying that they can hear voices telling them to end their own life

Counselling can help to:

– Cope with stress and mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety etc
– Make sense of past traumatic experiences
– Improve the way you relate to those around you and allow you to break free from old patterns of behaviour
– Separate your true personality from the mood swings caused by your illness
– Identify triggers that may worsen your symptoms
– Improve relationships with family and friends
– Develop a plan for coping with crisis
– Understand why things bother you and what you can do about them

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.

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

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