Having thoughts about killing yourself?

When a person decides they want to die NOW it is a sign to get immediate help. The feeling of wanting to die doesn’t have to be because of an event, it can just be that you are tired of feeling so bad or think that you’re never going to feel better. Or you may feel the problem is never going to get better. Sometimes you are very sad and want to escape your difficult feelings. Or you think that the situation will be better without you in it.

Suicide attempts can happen impulsively. A situation like a breakup, a big fight with a parent, an unwanted pregnancy, being “outed” by someone else, or being bullied in any way can cause you to feel desperately upset and trapped. Often, a situation like this, on top of an existing depression, acts like the final straw.

Many adolescents who were interviewed after attempting suicide (trying to kill themselves) said that they did it because they were trying to escape from a situation that seemed impossible to deal with. They also wanted to stop the really bad thoughts or feelings.

If you (or a friend) is seriously thinking about suicide, it is time to get help - as soon as possible. You are not alone and there are people who want to help you. Call a helpline or tell a trusted adult about what is going on.

You can get help:
  • Childline: 08000 55 555
  • Life Line: 0861 322 322
  • Suicide Crisis Line: 0800 567 567 or SMS 31393

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B-Wise User Luyanda 4 July 2017 23:26

Last year i was trying to kill my self with water,jick,handy handy,and spritti...?because of i was thinking no one likes me

B-Wise Expert Expert 5 July 2017 12:32

Hi Luyanda, sounds like you were feeling really down last year. It can be so painful if we feel like people don’t like us or don’t care about us. Sometimes we feel like escaping all those bad feelings. But no matter what other people think about you, you are special and important, and your life is precious. If you’re still feeling like you might want to hurt yourself or kill yourself, or even if you just want support, there is help out there. Tell an adult you trust, like a teacher, nurse, doctor or counsellor. If you can’t find someone you trust, call Lifeline on 0861 322 322.