Despair or suicidal thoughts

For some people, it can feel too hard to bear.

For some people, this can be a fleeting thought that floats in and out, and then goes away.

For others, it can be a lasting sense of deep despair or desperation that can lead to feelings that the future is too hard to face.

This can lead to suicidal thoughts.

When in despair or having suicidal thoughts, it is hard to imagine ever feeling differently.

Even though it can be hard to imagine, many people have experienced despairing and suicidal thoughts and then eventually moved to a state of mind where they feel very differently, and can live a full and happy life. Often, these people have received help from others.

Please, reach out for help. It is a sign of strength, not weakness, to ask for help you need.

  • Tell people you trust how you are feeling. Ask someone, or several people, to look after you closely.
  • Talk to your Sudden case worker. They can seek an assessment of your mental health and appropriate treatment, if you need it.
  • Call Samaritans any time, day or night, 116 123.