Practical tools and tips for coping with suicidal thoughts & feelings
Coping with suicidal thoughts and feelings is not easy, but there is always a way through.
It is really important to talk to someone when you are feeling suicidal or are worried that you might hurt yourself.
Please remember that these tools are not a substitute for getting help when you need it. You are not alone, and someone is there to listen.
Speak to family, friends, a trusted adult at school, your doctor, a school nurse or use a support helpline, textline or chat service.
More details of services that can help can be found here.
Watch the video from the Sandwell Reflexions Service to learn more about what a safety plan is.
HOPELINK from Papyrus offer a free online safety plan that you can control. You can create a secure online account and access your safety plan at all times to help keep you safe when having suicidal thoughts.
HOPEBOX – Papyrus have developed this useful HOPEBOX tool to help you cope with suicidal thoughts and when things get too difficult. The idea behind this box is that it is filled with things that can help you to feel better. When you’re feeling upset, anxious, or experiencing thoughts of suicide then you can use the box as a way to feel better. Click here to find out more.
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