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Suicide & young people

Many things can happen in your life that get you thinking about suicide. Maybe you are:

You may think that no one cares about you, that you don't belong, and that things are hopeless. You may feel exhausted, and like you just can't think clearly. You might not be able to eat, sleep, or enjoy the things you used to enjoy.

It might not feel like it right now, but there are other options. There are people who understand, and there are people who can help. Read the next page to find out how to get yourself safe and get help.

Important

If you need IMMEDIATE help, phone your local mental health crisis team:

These phone services will also be able to help:

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Endorsed by clinical director, Child Adolescent and Family Service, Canterbury DHB. Last reviewed April 2018.

See also:

Suicide help

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In this section

What can I do if I am thinking about suicide? (youth and teens)

What to do if you think someone is suicidal

Support after a suicide attempt (for family & friends)

More information about suicide & young people

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