If you feel like you might attempt suicide, or may have seriously harmed yourself, you need urgent medical help. Please:
If you can't do this by yourself, ask someone to help you.
Mental health emergencies are serious. You're not wasting anyone's time.
"To this day I am so thankful that I was told to go to A&E. Sometimes you need to hit a low in order to move on from one."
If you can keep yourself safe for a short while, but you still need urgent advice:
We have some crisis resources that you can use right away, by yourself, wherever you are.
Whatever you're going through, there are people you can talk to any time. You can:
These services are for anyone who's struggling.
They won't judge you.
They're free, they're anonymous, and they're always open.
Our page of helplines and listening lines has more numbers to try.
"Once a girl actually answered the phone and kept me talking through my thoughts and suicidal feelings for almost three hours! To her I shall be eternally grateful!"
When you're feeling in crisis, you just need to focus on staying safe, and getting help.
But if you have moments when you're feeling calmer and less overwhelmed, we have more information that could help you.
This information was published in June 2020. We will revise it in 2021.
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