Feeling Suicidal

Why do I want to end my life?

Are you finding yourself thinking about suicide? Your thoughts might involve wishing you were dead or you may have thoughts about how you would end your life. You might think that your family and friends would be better off without you. You may be feeling overwhelmed by situations in your life leading to feelings of...

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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. You might think that your family and friends would be better off without you, but it is important to remember that suicidal feelings dissipate. Experiencing these thoughts does not mean...

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Talking about suicide

Talking about suicide to someone and sharing your suicidal feelings can be very difficult. You may be worried that you will be told to stop overreacting, or that such thoughts are a sign of weakness. You might feel embarrassed or ashamed. You might feel that it is easier to keep it to yourself rather than...

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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. There are a number of services and professionals available to help you through this difficult time. You may wish to speak to...

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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. Find a time when you are...

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Get help for self-harm

This get help for self-harm resource will help you to understand the reasons why people self-harm, what are the alternatives, how to talk about it and where to get help. Self-harm is when you deliberately inflict injury, pain or damage to yourself and is often seen as a way of coping with intense emotional pain....

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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 may be that you feel embarrassed, confused, relieved, disappointed, or resentful that you need help. A common experience for people after a suicide attempt is fatigue and physical exhaustion. The suicide attempt, reactions...

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