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I'm worried about someone

Knowing that someone we care about is feeling suicidal can be emotionally and physically draining. It is important to look after your own health and to make time to get support and advice for yourself too.

You are not alone: attempted suicide is far more common than most of us realise. In the UK, thousands of young people are admitted to accident and emergency departments each year because they have tried to kill themselves. Although most people who attempt suicide survive, many remain at high risk of taking their own life for quite some time afterwards. This means that any suicide attempt, however minor it appears to be, should be taken seriously.

Suicidal thoughts can coincide with times of change: whether these changes are 'good' (like getting married or starting a new job), or 'bad' (such as someone dying or the end of a relationship). Quite often two or three different things will have happened, each of them causing considerable stress. For some people there may be no apparent reason for these thoughts.

The circumstances leading up to a suicide attempt are different for everybody, and the reasons may never be fully explained or understood.

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Suicide is the biggest killer of young people - male and female - under 35 in the UK. Many thousands more attempt or contemplate suicide, harm themselves or suffer alone, afraid to speak openly about how they are feeling.

We are the national charity for the prevention of young suicide. We draw from the experience of many who have been touched personally by young suicide across the UK and speak on their behalf in our campaigns and in our work. We need more people who share our aims to join us to strengthen our voice - together we can save young lives.

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