HAVING SUICIDAL THOUGHTS IS NOTHING TO BE ASHAMED OF:
Around 1 in 5 of us have suicidal thoughts at some point.
You may feel lonely right now, but you are definitely not alone.
SUICIDAL FEELINGS CAN BE TERRIFYING
If you are thinking about killing yourself, you maybe feeling frightened, desperate, guilty or hopeless.
You maybe experiencing all these feelings and more.
Feeling this way can make it very difficult to believe that anyone, or anything can help.
But you can challenge these feelings.
You can choose to live and there are people who can help you with that.
YOU CAN SURVIVE THIS AND STAY SAFE
There are people here at Butterflies who you can talk to and things you can do that will help you through these dark times.
TALK TO SOMEONE
You don’t have to keep these feelings to yourself and its OK to ask for help.
Many people who have felt suicidal say that talking to someone else about these distressing thoughts and feelings was the first step to feeling better.
CALL OUR HELPLINE
If you don’t feel able to speak to someone close to you, use our Butterflies numbers
or contact Samaritans
We are here for you
We help lots of people who are going through hard times every single day.
KEEP YOURSELF SAFE
Agree with yourself and someone else that you won’t act on your suicidal thoughts, while further help is being arranged.
This includes removing any means of killing yourself, especially if you already have a plan in mind.
Its OK to talk openly about this.
Alcohol and drugs can often make things worse. It might be tempting to try and numb your feelings,
but it may make you more likely to act on Suicidal thoughts.
If you are feeling desperate and unsafe, make an urgent visit to your GP,
dial 999 or go direct to Accident and Emergency and tell them exactly how you are feeling.
You can also phone Samaritans tel: 116 123
Butterflies offers a unique service for anyone struggling with life and this includes:
Talking to one of our team on the phone about how you feel
Meet with one of the team in person at the time of need if possible
Free Prevention counselling and ongoing help and support for as long as needed
People DO get through this
" having suicidal thoughts is nothing to be ashamed of "
You are NOT alone, please tell someone how you are feeling