Suicidal feelings

Suicidal thoughts can be very frightening. If you do want to end your life, the thoughts and emotions you feel right now probably seem unbearable. Perhaps you feel worthless, like no-one cares about you, or that you're not even worth caring about. Perhaps you feel sadness, anger, shame, self-hate, or complete hopelessness.  Sometimes, suicide feels like the only way to get away from those overwhelmingly dark feelings.

People have different reasons for wanting to end their lives and some people feel like they have no reason at all. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, then you should try to talk about them before making any decisions. Even if you think no-one wants to listen, the truth is - they do.  If you do have suicidal thoughts, then talking through those feelings with a counsellor could help you to come to terms with them and help you to realise that your life is worth living.

In an emergency you can call Samaritans  on 08457 90 90 90. The person on the other end of the line doesn't know who you are, they're not going to send the police round, they aren't going to judge you and they aren't going to tell any of your friends or family about how you feel. They are simply there to listen to anything you have to say, at any time of day or night.

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