- unable to tell someone
- unsure of who to tell
- concerned that they won't understand
- fearful of being judged
- worried you'll upset them
If this is the case, you might find it helpful to show our pages on supporting someone else with suicidal feelings to someone you trust. This can be a good way of starting the conversation and can give them suggestions of how they can help you.
Sharing that I felt suicidal with close friends, although scary as I worried they'd be angry, has helped me in subsequent black times. They said they'd hate to lose me having not been given the chance to help.
It's important to remember that you deserve support, you are not alone and there is support out there.
Graham, Miram, Alicia and Lee talk about what it feels like to want to take your own life, and ways they have learned to cope.