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Worried about someone feeling suicidal

What to do if you are worried about someone who is feeling suicidal

Suicide and Suicidal Thoughts

If you feel their life is in immediate danger:

  • Call an ambulance on 999 or get them to their local A&E department.
  • It is essential that they talk to someone about how they are feeling and get them somewhere they feel safe.
  • Free support is available right now to keep them safe. Use helplines and supportlines to get support for them.

If someone has told you they are having suicidal thoughts, it is important that they speak to someone who can support them.

  • Free confidential help and support is available right now to keep them safe. Find support lines here.
  • They can pick up the phone, send a text or email. Trained staff are waiting to speak to them, no matter how difficult. Find support lines here.
  • They can also speak to someone they know and trust. Tell them they don’t need to struggle with their feelings on their own.
  • These other sources of support can be helpful too.

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

If you are unable to keep yourself safe, it’s an emergency. Mental health emergencies are serious. You are not wasting anyone’s time.

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