If you need immediate help because you are hurt or have taken an overdose phone 999.
If you are having a mental health crisis and don’t think you can cope, talk to someone immediately. Make sure you are not on your own.
You can also phone 0808 196 3779, the Nottinghamshire Mental Health Crisis Line, 24/7.
SHOUT is a free, confidential, anonymous text support service for anyone struggling to cope, available 24/7. Text NOTTS to 85258.
I am having thoughts about suicide...
If you are feeling down and can see no way out, if you are thinking about killing yourself, remember there is help out there for you. Lots of people have felt like this and have been able to access help and support.
Talk to someone as soon as possible and let them know how you are feeling. If you don’t want to talk to someone you know, there are lots of helplines you can phone or text – Check out our Get Help Now links on this page.
You are not alone.
These are some warning signs that you might be having suicidal thoughts:
Has someone you know died by suicide?
When someone dies by suicide, it can be very upsetting and confusing. Remember, it is not your fault. Talk to someone you trust and let them know you are struggling. If you don’t want to talk to someone you know, there are lots of helplines you can phone or text – Check out our Get Help Now links on this page.
What if a friend has shared suicidal thoughts with you?
Here are our tips for if a friend has shared suicidal thoughts with you:
- You can really help by just being there, listening and giving support
- Be open and honest. If you are worried about your friend’s safety you should tell an adult. Let your friend know that you are going to do this and you are doing it because you care about them
- Encourage your friend to get help. You can go with your friend or tell someone that they want to know about it
- Get information from telephone helplines, websites, etc. This can help you understand what your friend is experiencing
- Your friendship may be changed by the problem. You may feel bad that you can’t help your friend enough or guilty if you have had to tell other people. These feelings are common and don’t mean that you have done something wrong or not done enough
- Your friend may get angry with you or tell you that you don’t understand. It is important to try not to take this personally. Often, when people are feeling bad about themselves, they get angry with the people they are closest to
- It can be difficult to look after someone who is having difficulties. It is important for you to talk to an adult who can support you. You may not always be able to be there for your friend, and that’s okay