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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Self-harm is used by some people as a way to try to escape from or deal with some form of intolerable pain or stress in their lives.

Unfortunately there are times when we don’t feel able to talk to anyone about what is bothering us, leaving us feeling helpless and hopeless.

Sometimes harming ourselves appears to be the only way of coping with whatever is going on in our lives.

If you have self-harmed or are considering doing so, it is important to know that there are people who can help you work through your problems and will not judge you.

Talk to someone about how you are feeling, maybe a friend, family member, partner, work colleague, youth worker or your doctor.

If you would prefer to talk to someone anonymously there are services that can help. You shouldn’t feel alone.

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