In a crisis
While almost everyone recovers from depression, there can be times when depression can seem so severe that you may contemplate anything just to remove the pain you are feeling.
Every year depression results in more deaths and serious injuries than road traffic accidents. And as with road traffic accidents, these deaths and injuries are preventable.
If you are contemplating suicide or harming yourself please remember that you are not alone. There is help available and that there are things you can do to help yourself. How you are feeling right now will change and there is no difficulty that is insurmountable. Try to do one or more of the following:
- Talk to a friend or family member about how you are feeling
- Contact your GP
- Phone a helpline
- Find an online support group
Helpline: 0870 170 4000
Advice for young people at risk of suicide
By post: Chris, PO Box 9090, Stirling, FK8 2SA
Helpline: 08457 90 90 90
Minicom: 08457 90 91 92
24-hour telephone helpline offering emotional support
Helpline 0800 1111.