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Lifeline is the Northern Ireland crisis response helpline service for people who are experiencing distress or despair. No...


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Get free support from a suicide hotline in Northern Ireland

Suicidal thoughts can feel like a scary thing to talk about. However, there are always people who understand and can help. If you are going through any of the following, you can reach out to a free suicide hotline (also called crisis lines or helplines) today – there are 4 suicide hotlines in Northern Ireland that can listen and help.

  • Looking up information about how to kill yourself
  • Having urges to hurt yourself
  • Thinking about killing yourself
  • Feeling a deep sense of loneliness or isolation
  • Thinking that the world would be better off without you
  • Feeling like your own health and wellbeing no longer matter
  • Fascination with the concept of death and dying
  • Not wanting to be alive anymore

Experiencing suicidal feelings is a response to intense emotional pain that feels impossible to escape from. It's not uncommon to feel that nothing can be solved when you're emotionally overwhelmed. However, with the right support, you can end your emotional suffering without having to end 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 Northern Ireland want to help you and they are available 24/7 to lend a listening ear.

If you are having thoughts of suicide today, consider contacting a helpline in Northern Ireland for free, confidential help.


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