Feeling suicidal

Suicide Call Back Service provides phone and online counselling for anyone who is struggling with situations in their life, from feeling low or stressed to the more complex issues of suicidal thoughts and grief arising from suicide.

Feeling suicidal is itself a painful experience, but it is not something you have to bear alone. Reaching out for help is an important step towards getting the help you need to keep yourself safe.

Suicide Call Back Service has a number of resources available that can help you through this difficult time. If it is an emergency call 000.

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Why do I want to end my life?

Are you finding yourself thinking about suicide? Although you may be feeling painfully alone right now, it is important for you to know that other people have thought about ending their lives too. There is help available.

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Helping yourself when feeling overwhelmed and suicidal

Having suicidal thoughts can be a response to feeling overwhelmed, as if your life is out of your control; that it will never get better. The following is a list of things that other people have found helpful when feeling overwhelmed.

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Talking about suicide

Talking about suicide to someone and sharing your suicidal feelings can be very difficult. You might feel that it is easier to keep it to yourself rather than taking the risk of telling someone. However, if you choose the right person, someone you trust, then talking with them about how you are feeling can help.

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Accessing professional support

Feeling suicidal can be an overwhelming and painful experience, but it is not something you have to bear alone. Asking for help is an important step towards getting the professional support you need.

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Making a safety plan

A suicide safety plan can help to keep you safe when you are low or feeling suicidal. Your safety plan will remind you of reasons to live and connect you with the people and services who can help during the tough times, giving you some perspective when you’re feeling low.

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Download ReMinder Suicide Safety Plan app

ReMinder Suicide Safety Plan, is a mobile app that you can download onto your Android or Apple phone to create a simple suicide safety plan that can be accessed at any time.

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Get help for self-harm

If you have been thinking about hurting yourself or engaging in self-harming behaviour, you are not the only person to have felt this way, or used self-harm as a way of coping with difficult times in your life. Help is available.

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After a suicide attempt

If you have made an attempt to end your life, you may have mixed feelings about what you have been through. It is important to remember that while all these feelings are probably very intense at the moment, they will pass and a return to the normal pattern of living is possible.

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Help for suicide emergency - Crisis assessment and treatment teams

Made up of psychiatric nurses, social workers psychiatrists and psychologists, Crisis assessment and treatment teams (CATT) are based at your nearest local major hospital, and provide help during mental health emergencies.

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How can a suicide hotline help

Suicide is a complex issue and people may have different reasons for calling or chatting online.

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Getting back on track after a suicide attempt

Getting back on track after a suicide attempt will be one of the hardest things you’ll ever do. But it’s not impossible. Let’s take a look at some tips that can help you get back on track.

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How to break negative thought loops

We all worry at times, but what should you do when your thoughts spiral out of control into a negative thought loop?

Man using ReMinder Suicide Safety plan app
Reminder suicide safety plan updated

ReMinder Suicide Safety Plan is a free app that allows users to create a digital suicide safety plan, accessible anytime, anywhere. Listening to user feedback, we have now updated the ReMinder Suicide Safety Plan app with a host of new features.