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What to do if you are feeling suicidal

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I’m feeling suicidal. My life is in immediate danger

If you feel like you might attempt suicide, or may seriously harm yourself, it is essential you seek urgent help.

  • If you have hurt yourself and your injuries require immediate medical attention, or if you are in immediate danger, call an ambulance on 999 or go to A&E.
  • If you or someone you know needs urgent help and advice for how you are feeling, call the free NHS helpline: Mental Health 111 (Option 2)  Call 111 and select Option 2. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is free to call from a mobile (even when the caller has no credit left) or from a landline. You will be provided with immediate support over the phone to help you cope with how you are feeling and, if needed, a referral to mental health services will be arranged. 
  • If you have already been given a Crisis Line number from a health professional, call it.
  • You can also contact your GP surgery and ask for an emergency appointment. In a crisis, you should be offered an appointment with the first available doctor.
  • Or call the Samaritans . Samaritans is a free service, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you want to speak to someone in confidence, call them on 116 123.
  • Or click here to find other helplines and text lines. There are a wide range of services offering free professional support available right now to help keep you safe.

It is essential that you talk to someone about how you are feeling as soon as possible and get to somewhere you feel safe.


If you or someone you know are in need of urgent help, it's an emergency.

If you are unable to keep yourself safe, it is an emergency. A mental health emergency should be taken as seriously as physical health emergency. You are not wasting anyone’s time. Please seek help.

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