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What To Do In An Emergency

If you are having thoughts about suicide

If you are having thoughts of harming yourself or somebody else it is important to speak to someone straight away:

  • Contact your general practitioner (GP) or family doctor
  • Call 911 (USA)  / 999 (UK) / 112 (Europe) / 000 (Australia) or go to your local accident & emergency / emergency room
  • Speak to a friend and tell them how you are feeling

Suicide crisis services

Wikipedia maintains a current list of suicide crisis services for countries worldwide.


You can telephone the Samaritans at any time. They are professionally trained to help anyone who is distressed:



Befrienders Worldwide

Befrienders Worldwide provide support by telephone to prevent suicide. You can find telephone numbers on their website: