Suicide Prevention Contacts in Other Countries

Some, but not all, of the information and points of contact given on this website relate to the UK and Ireland (we are based in the UK). However, we are aware that people from other countries do find this website and so we have listed some points of contact, which we hope is of some help. We may add to this list over time.

If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, or feeling suicidal, please contact your doctor or physician immediately.

If you are feeling suicidal then we know that you are in a great deal of pain and suffering. We would like you to get through this, as many others have (many that have felt as you are feeling now). Is there someone that you could talk to? Talking does 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 the organisations or agencies listed.

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 Befrienders Worldwide provide emotional support for people in distress and have suicide helplines in many different countries around the world. Please go to the home page of this website and check if there is a helpline, or helplines, listed for your country.

Australia a non-profit, non-government organisation working as a public health advocate in suicide prevention. SPA is the only national umbrella body active in suicide prevention throughout Australia.

Canada the Centre for Suicide Prevention – a website for information, training and research. The website also provides points of contact for those in crisis. if you live in Canada, more information and contacts can be found on the Befrienders website.

USA a 24-hour, toll-free service for those feeling suicidal. If you need help, dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and you will be routed to the closest crisis center in your area. if you live in the USA, more information and contacts can be found on the Befrienders website.

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? Please don’t try to cope alone