Thinking about suicide?

When life gets out of control it’s not unusual to feel really overwhelmed – even to the point we have thoughts of suicide. But there is hope, and you are not alone.

Download our pocket guides Thinking about Suicide and Safety Planning or continue reading to find out more about thoughts of suicide.

Many, many people think about suicide at some point in their lifetime, around one in five of us.

Thoughts of suicide can happen for many reasons. You may feel so low that life seems unbearable. Or you may have suffered a loss or life changing circumstances such as a relationship breakdown, loss of a job or money problems that make you feel like death is the best solution.

Press the Pause Button. There will be things that you and other people can do to make things better.

If you’re struggling, and not sure if you want to live or die – press the pause button – hold off making the decision for now. Suicidal thoughts aren’t permanent – things do improve – and you can find your motivation to live again. You may have reasons for dying, but you also have reasons for living.

Reach out and get help. There are people who want to help you.

If you are really struggling to cope or are having thoughts of suicide then please reach out for help. It’s OK to ask for more support to see you through this difficult time. Visit our Support Directory to find out more about where you can find help.

Find out more

What are thoughts of suicide?

Why do I feel suicidal?

Where can I get help?

What is a Safety Plan?

What to do in a suicide emergency

Telephone and Text Helplines