If you need to speak to someone right now, here are some confidential options which provide 24/7 support. If you're worried you might hurt yourself or someone else, please call 999, or go to your nearest A and E.
For people who are experiencing distress or despair.0808 808 8000
Helps anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night.0800 1111
Suicide prevention remains a universal challenge. Every year, suicide is among the top 20 leading causes of death globally for people of all ages. It is responsible for over 800,000 deaths, which equates to one suicide every 40 seconds.Every life lost represents someone’s partner, child, parent, friend or colleague. For each suicide approximately 135 people suffer intense grief or are otherwise affected. This amounts to 108 million people per year who are profoundly impacted by suicidal behaviour. Suicidal behaviour includes suicide, and also encompasses suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. For every suicide, 25 people make a suicide attempt and many more have serious thoughts of suicide. In Northern Ireland, more people die by suicide than in another UK country.
Every 10th September, people and organisations across the world come together in solidarity to spread the message that suicide is preventable.
MindWise exist to support people affected by mental health issues receive the support they need to lead a fulfilling life through recovery and discovery. We champion the rights of people affected by mental illness by challenging stigma and discrimination and providing quality services and support.
We know that suicidal feelings can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender or whether or not you have been diagnosed with a mental illness. We also know that some people are more at risk, including young men, new parents, people from marginalised communities affected by discrimination, people who are living in poverty, people affected by trauma and people who have a history of self harm or previous suicide attempts.
MindWise will be sharing our tips across our social media channels on Coping With Suicidal Feelings and How To Support Someone. By creating quick graphics, we hope to provide an easy resource for someone who is struggling and for others who want to support others but are unsure of where to begin.
For anyone who needs support, we have a range of options you can explore on our Help in a Crisis page.