If you or someone you know is in danger of suicide, please seek help immediately. You should:

  • Call 999;
  • Call Lifeline on 0808 808 8000;
  • Use your local emergency department.

Don’t try to manage your or someone else’s suicidal thoughts on your own. Remember, thoughts about suicide are just that – thoughts. They won’t last forever and often they pass quickly. Many people who have had serious thoughts about suicide have said that they feel completely different only hours later.
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Early warning signs

There are some early warning signs that may indicate mental ill-health or a mental health problem:

  • mood swings or a consistently lower mood;
  • lack of care for personal appearance or personal responsibilities;
  • increased use of alcohol or other drugs;
  • talking about not wanting to live;
  • a loss of interest in doing things you previously enjoyed;
  • withdrawing from social activities or spending less time with family and friends;
  • disturbed sleep, perhaps not getting enough sleep or sleeping too much;
  • eating less than normal or overeating, perhaps losing or gaining weight;
  • being more irritable, over-sensitive or aggressive;
  • having difficulty following a conversation, remembering things or concentrating;
  • experiencing recurrent physical symptoms such as aches and pains or unexplained illnesses;
  • a drop in work performance;
  • doing things that don’t make sense to others;
  • hearing or seeing things that no-one else can hear or see.

If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these then help is available.