Suicidal thoughts, or suicidal ideation, means thinking about or planning suicide.
Thoughts can range from a detailed plan to a swithering consideration.
Suicidal thoughts are common, and many people experience them when they are undergoing stress or experiencing depression. In most cases, these are temporary and can be treated, but in some cases, they place the individual at risk for attempting or completing suicide.
Most people who experience suicidal ideation do not carry it through, although some may make suicide attempts.
Anyone who has suicidal thoughts should ask for help. If a loved one is having these thoughts, measures should be taken to help and protect them.
Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. The team at Samaritans are there 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Every six seconds, Samaritans respond to a call for help. No judgement. No pressure. Samaritans are there for anyone who needs someone.
Being a Samaritan means being there for people who need someone to listen. In 2018 over 20,000 people volunteered their time with the charity.
Please visit: Samaritans.org
SupportLine provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. The Helpline is primarily a preventative service and aims to support people before they reach the point of crisis. It is particularly aimed at those who are socially isolated, vulnerable, at risk groups and victims of any form of abuse. SupportLine are a member of the Helplines Association. SupportLine also provides support by email and post.
SupportLine is open to any individual of any age. Calls are received from children, young adults and adults.
SupportLine is able to take calls on a wide range of issues including relationships, child abuse, anger, bullying, eating disorders, exam stress, self harm, domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, disability, mental health, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, addictions, debt, phobias, conflict, sexuality, health concerns, homelessness, racial harassment, loneliness.
Please visit: SupportLine.org.uk
HELPLINE: 01708 765 200