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Why do I feel suicidal?

When you are thinking about suicide, this can be a very confusing and lonely experience.  If you are thinking about suicide, you are not alone in feeling like this. The most important thing to know right now is that there is help available.

The reasons why people think about suicide are individual to them, and there might not even be a specific reason. However  some experiences can make someone feel particularly vulnerable to thoughts of suicide. Whatever the reason, what is most important is how you feel about the event, not how other people might see it.

You may be feeling suicidal because you feel trapped and overwhelmed by things happening in your life. When we feel like this, suicide can start to feel like the only escape. There are lots of reasons why people can feel trapped – for example, it may be because you don’t feel able to talk to anyone about how you are struggling, or you might feel hopeless about getting help.

When you feel trapped and overwhelmed by the difficulties in your life, it can be harder to cope if you are struggling with mental health issues such as; depression, anxiety or an eating disorder. Struggling with your mental health can also make it more difficult for you to cope with everyday things too, which can leave you feeling even more trapped or hopeless.

We want to reassure you that help is available and that with the right help and support you can start to feel more hopeful and in control of your life. For more information about how to get help you can look at our “How can I get help?” section here or speak to one of our Suicide Prevention Advisors here at HOPELineUK.

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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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