Suicidal thoughts means thinking about ending your life. People who have thoughts like this can be helped. A lot of people have felt suicidal at one point and, with support, have got through it.

Getting help when having suicidal thoughts

If you are having suicidal thoughts it’s very important that you talk to an adult you trust, your therapist or GP. If you are worried that you can’t keep yourself safe you should go to your local hospital accident and emergency (A&E) department.

Alternatively, you can call Samaritans, a confidential helpline, telephone 08457 90 90 90.

YoungMinds crisis messenger

This service provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text YM to 85258.

They will listen to you and help you think through how you’re feeling, and will aim to help you take the next steps towards feeling better.

Information and tools to support you

ChildLine – telephone 0800 1111
Information and support for young people who are having suicidal thoughts

“I felt really low like it was never going to end, and started to think ‘so what’s the point’, but my friend persuaded me to talk to a teacher and they put me in touch with CAMHS, which helped. I still get down but now I have a plan of what do when I feel it happening, and I know it’s not going to last forever. It doesn’t rule my life anymore.”

- Anon