You can talk to someone right now if you need to.


 If you or someone you know is at risk of suicide or self harm, you should immediately contact your local doctor or go to the A&E department of the nearest hospital. The doctors and hospitals in your area will be listed in the Golden Pages.

If you are reading this page then perhaps you or someone you know is in trouble. Or maybe someone close to you attempted or died by suicide. If you need to talk to someone right now then contact one of these organisations for confidential support 24 hours a day- no matter what age you are or where you are:


 If you are considering suicide, please give yourself five minutes to read it. Please click the link Suicide- Read This First - Metanoia The original web page written by Martha Ainsworth. A suicide prevention classic, this simple essay has been saving lives on the internet since 1995. As powerful today as when it was first created.

Some useful links

Aware, Helping to Defeat Depression
BeLong To Youth Project
Childline Online Support
Scottish suicide prevention strategy
Connect Counselling
Console, the Bereaved by Suicide Foundation
Central Statistics Office, Ireland
Crosscare Drug & Alcohol Programme
Department of Health
Gay and Lesbian Equality Network
Grow, Mental Health Movement in Ireland
HeadsUp - Mental Health Promotion Project
Helplink Support Services
Irish Association of Suicidology
International Association for Suicide Prevention
Irish Advocacy Network
Information on ASIST training (suicide intervention) and other programmes
Mental Health Ireland
My Mind online mental health support
National Institute for Mental Health in England
National Suicide Research Foundation
Pieta House - Centre for the Prevention of Self-Harm or Suicide
Initiative of Inspire Ireland Foundation to support young people
Samaritans, UK and Ireland
See Change is Ireland's new national partnership to reduce stigma and challenge discrimination associated with mental health problems.
Shine - Supporting People Affected by Mental Ill Health
Sosad: Save our Sons and Daughters
Youth website by Community Creations
Teen-line Ireland
National Traveller Suicide Awareness Project
Turn2Me online mental health support
Turning the Tide of Suicide
The Psychological Society of Ireland's 40 (practical) tips for mental health, well-being and prosperity.



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