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Suicide prevention in young people


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

These services will also be able to help:

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

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.

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

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Endorsed by clinical director, Child Adolescent and Family Service, Canterbury DHB. Last reviewed October 2020.


See also:

Suicide prevention

Page reference: 662045

Review key: HISUI-53221