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Suicide and 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.


If you need IMMEDIATE help, phone your local mental health crisis team on 0800‑757‑678.

These phone services will also be able to help:

Information provided by the Canterbury DHB. Adapted by the West Coast DHB. Last reviewed April 2018.

See also:

Suicide help


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 and friends)

More information about suicide & young people

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Review key: HISUI-53221