If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, please know that you do not have to struggle with these feelings alone. Help and support is available right now.
If you need immediate help and are worried you can’t keep yourself safe, please:
Go to your nearest A&E department
Call 999 if you can’t get to a hospital
Ask someone to take you to A&E or call 999 for you
If A&E isn’t an option, or you just want to talk to someone, call the Samaritans on 116 123.
For more help & support regarding, immediate, short term & long term plans, refer to:
NHS help for suicidal thoughts page https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/suicide/
Mind's page on Helpline and listening services https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/crisis-services/helplines-listening-services/
Many kinds of emotional pain can lead to thoughts of suicide. These scary, confusing and deeply disturbing thoughts can differ between people. One person may reach a point at which they feel they can no longer cope and make clear plans to end their lives, whereas another person may not truly wish to die, but feel they don't want to carry on living their current life or that others in their life would be better off without them.
How can counselling help me?
It is important to understand that if you are a suicide risk, then Counselling isn't sufficient and you would require a higher level of care. If you are not in crisis, then Counselling can be beneficial to explore your thoughts and look towards identifying and understanding the source of your feelings, before putting a plan in place to help you manage those feelings and restore hope.