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1737 counsellors provide free, confidential, professional support. When someone texts or calls 1737 a counsellor will work with...

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Lifeline offers 24/7, free and confidential support over phone and text message (SMS). We support everyone in New Zealand who...


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Suicide Crisis Helpline offers 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support by phone. We help everyone in New Zealand who...


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Samaritans offer a day and night caring listening service for all callers. Our volunteer listeners are trained to help callers...


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Manaaki Tāngata | Victim Support is here 24/7 for people directly affected by crime, suicide and traumatic events, including...


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Rural Support Trusts have local, rural people who know from experience that pressures can mount up. Our networks and training...


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Youthline offers 24/7, free and confidential support and information over phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We are...


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Depression Helpline provides 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, free and confidential support by phone and text message (SMS) from...


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0800 What's Up provides free, compassionate and confidential support over phone and online chat. We are here to help youth in...


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Are you a music person or someone working in the Aotearoa New Zealand music industry who’s feeling as though things aren’t...


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Parent Help is a non-profit organisation supporting parents and adults raising children in New Zealand to build strong and...


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Contact a suicide hotline in New Zealand for free support

If you're experiencing suicidal thoughts, you're not alone. Suicidal thoughts aren't talked about very much, but many people experience them during their lives. There are 11 suicide hotlines (crisis lines or helplines) in New Zealand that can help. If you're not sure what suicidal thoughts look like, they might look like any of the following:

  • Feeling like there is no end in sight to the pain you're feeling
  • Losing your motivation to keep going
  • Making plans for ending your life
  • Feeling like you wouldn't be missed if you were gone
  • Thinking you're going to feel this way forever
  • Looking up information about how to kill yourself
  • Feeling like you can't cope with the pain anymore
  • Feeling deep and constant despair

A suicidal crisis is a normal response to very severe psychological pain that won't go away. You may be at a point where you're struggling to find the strength to get through one more day. It may not seem like it, but there is hope. You can heal your pain without ending your life.

It's normal to feel like nobody will get you when you're feeling suicidal. It may even feel like you're beyond help. But crisis supporters don't think so. Crisis supporters in New Zealand want to help you and they are available 24/7 to lend a listening ear.

For free and confidential support with suicide, consider contacting a hotline in New Zealand today.


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