Hold on, pain ends”
You are not alone
Why do I feel suicidal?
Why suicide can seem like the only option
Reaching out for help
Although you may not feel or see it right now, there are many people who are there to help and support you through this difficult time. Reach out to someone who will listen and someone who you can trust. This could be friends, whānau/family, a teacher, counsellor, co-worker, GP or our 0800 LIFELINE ( 54 33 54 ), free text service – HELP (4357) or our Suicide Crisis Helpline 0508 828 865 or 0508 TAUTOKO.
How to talk to someone about your suicidal thoughts
It is important to remember:
- Tell the person exactly what you are telling yourself. If you are having thoughts or have a suicide plan, explain it to them.
- If saying it is too difficult then try writing down your thoughts and feelings of suicide and hand it to the person you have chosen to talk with. Sit with them as they read it.
- Or you could call them, text them or even send them an email but remember to be clear about your thoughts or intentions of suicide. Be very clear ‘I am feeling suicidal’, and ‘I have a plan’.
What if you don’t feel understood?
If the first person you reached out to doesn’t seem to understand, tell someone else, reach out to professionals or call 0800 LIFELINE. We understand it can be hard but don’t let negative responses stop you from finding someone who can understand and help.