Positive Steps Forward in Suicide Prevention

Are You Feeling Suicidal?

Feeling suicidal at this time? We know it’s a very, very difficult, painful and emotional time and you may feel alone but please try to remember that feelings do change, time does pass and so you’ll not always feel like this. All we ask is that you please keep yourself safe and contact your doctor or seek help immediately. Why not talk to someone you trust or make contact with a relevant organisation? Talking really can help. There are people and organisations that want to help and support you. Please take the time to look at the list below and make contact with one of these organisations or agencies (or have a look at the page for your area).

Contacts and support for those who are suicidal

Note: The links are provided as a convenience only and should not be taken as an endorsement of any website, content, product or service. Visits to linked websites are at your own risk.

Suicide prevention contacts worldwide

www.befrienders.org: Befrienders Worldwide provide emotional support for people in distress and have suicide helplines in many different countries around the world.

Suicide prevention contacts in the UK and Ireland

www.papyrus-uk.org: PAPYRUS offer resources and support for those dealing with suicide, depression or emotional distress – particularly teenagers and young adults.

www.samaritans.org.uk: Samaritans offer 24-hour support for people in distress or despair, including those feeling suicidal. They have branches all over the UK and Ireland and most branches are able to offer services via telephone, email, letter and face to face.

Some people reach out, some scream and shout, some despair and some remain silent perhaps believing people do not care. However, people do care and so please reach out to a trusted friend, family member or make contact with a professional. There are many people that want to help you and so please let them.

We sincerely hope that before reaching this sentence you have made a call for help – if you haven’t please do. At the very least, take some time to read this.

Feeling suicidal? Help is available, don’t try to cope alone