Suicide is the act of intentionally ending your life.
If you’re reading this because you have, or have had, thoughts about taking your own life, it’s important you ask someone for help. It’s probably difficult for you to see at this time, but you’re not alone and not beyond help.
Many people who have had suicidal thoughts say they were so overwhelmed by negative feelings they felt they had no other option. However, with support and treatment they were able to allow the negative feelings to pass.
If you are feeling suicidal, there are people you can talk to who want to help:
Read more about getting help if you’re feeling suicidal.
If you’re worried that someone you know may be considering suicide, try to encourage them to talk about how they are feeling. Listening is the best way to help. Try to avoid offering solutions and try not to judge.
If they’ve previously been diagnosed with a mental health condition, such as depression, you can speak to a member of their care team for help and advice.