Suicidal thoughts - how to support someone - Support
How can I get support?
If you know someone who talks about or has tried suicide, you might feel upset, frustrated, confused or scared. These are all normal responses.
Supporting a person who is suicidal is likely to be a stressful time in your life, and a time when you are likely to need support yourself. You could:
- talk to friends and family,
- talk to someone on an emotional support helpline (see our useful contacts),
- talk to your own doctor,
- join a support group for carers, friends and family,
- take some time out to concentrate on yourself.
You can use emotional support telephone services if you want to talk to someone about how you are feeling. You could tell the person you care for about these services. You may want to talk to someone about the effect the situation is having on you.
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