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Having suicidal thoughts?

Help and support is available right now if you need it. Get help now

Anyone can have suicidal thoughts, if you're feeling like you want to die, it's important to tell someone. Help and support is available right now if you need it. You do not have to struggle with difficult feelings alone.

Is your life in danger?

If you have seriously harmed yourself – for example, by taking a drug overdose or you feel that you may be about to harm yourself, call 999 for an ambulance or go straight to A&E. Or ask someone else to call 999 or take you to A&E.

Message a text line

If you do not want to talk to someone over the phone, these text lines are open 24 hours a day, every day.

Shout Crisis Text Line

This service is available to everyone.

YoungMinds Crisis Messenger

This service is for people under 19 years old.

Talk to someone you trust

Let family or friends know what's going on for you. They may be able to offer support and help keep you safe. There's no right or wrong way to talk about suicidal feelings, starting the conversation is what's important.

Who else you can talk to

If you find it difficult to talk to someone you know, you could:

Call or Text the Black Country 24/7 Urgent Mental Health Line.

Call a GP - ask for an emergency appointment.

Call 111 out of hours - They will help you find the support and help you need.

If you have one, contact your mental health crisis team.

Free helplines

These free helplines are there to help when you're feeling down or desperate. Unless it says otherwise, they're open 24 hours a day, every day. You can also call these helplines for advice if you’re worried about someone else.


This service is available to everyone.

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

This service is available to everyone. Both telephone and webchat is available from 5pm to Midnight.


This service is for people under 35 years old.


This service is for children and young people under 19 years old.

SOS Silence of Suicide

This service is for everyone. Telephone support is available from 4pm to Midnight.

Create a safety plan

Safety Plans can be used to identify actions to resist suicidal thoughts and develop positive ways to cope with stress and emotional distress. It can also be a way for you or a person you’re supporting to plan how to communicate and check in with one another.  A safety plan takes around 20-40 minutes to complete.

Suicide prevention training

The Zero Suicide Alliance provides free suicide prevention training online, it takes no more than 20 minutes to complete. The course will teach you how to recognise the warning signs and safeguard someone that could be contemplating suicide.

Further information

To find out more about local services that support with suicide prevention and suicide bereavement go to Reach Out Dudley.