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Suicide prevention in young people

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If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call emergency services on 111.

If you or someone you know is safe but in a crisis and needs help, call the Child Adolescent & Family Emergency team (CAFEm):

You can also call the following suicide crisis helplines 24/7:

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 do not belong and that things are hopeless. You may feel exhausted and like you just cannot 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.

On the next page: What can I do if I am thinking about suicide?

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed December 2023.


See also:

Suicide prevention

Page reference: 662045

Review key: HISUI-53221