If you are having thoughts around suicide help and support is available right now if you need it. You do not have to struggle alone with your feelings alone.
There are phone lines available 24 hours, everyday unless displayed otherwise. You can also call these helplines if you are worried about someone else.
Call: 0800585858 5pm-midnight everyday.
Call: 08000684141 9am-midnight everyday.
If you don’t 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
Young minds crisis messenger- for people under 19
Text YM to 85258
Let your family and friends know what's going for you. They may be able to offer support and help keep you safe. There is no right or wrong way your feelings- starting the conversation is what's important.
If you find it difficult to talk to someone you know, you could you’re your GP and ask for an emergency appointment,
Call 111 out of hours and they will help you find the support that’s right for you.
Contact your mental health team if you have one.
If you are worried about someone, try to get them to talk to you. Ask them open ended questions like asking them how they feel. Do not worry about having all the answers. Just listening to what people say and taking it seriously can be really helpful and live saving.
There are many reasons why you may be struggling to cope, its often to do with a combination of things, such as,
Show you care. Focus on the person, make eye contact put away and distractions.
Have patience. It may take several attempts before the person is ready to open up.
Use open questions, questions that need more than a yes or a no answer and follow up with questions like tell me more.
Say it back. Check you’ve understood, but don’t interrupt offer a solution.
Have courage. Don’t be put off bya negative response and don’t feel as if you have to fill the silences, take a moment.
Everyone feels low at some point in their life for a number of different reasons. When we are struggling to cope it’s hard to see beyond your current situation. Talking to someone whether it be a friend, family member or medical professional, can help put things into perspective for you. This can help you feel more positive about your future feelings.
when people are going through a tough time, they often experience negative thoughts about themselves and feel they have no one to turn to. If you don’t have family and friends close by, there are many round the clock organisations to support you and how you are feeling. From websites, phone lines, text support and email, there is something for everyone.