Many people will experience suicidal thoughts at some point in their lives and might find it hard to talk to someone they love. It’s important to be aware of the type of help and support that is available to you if you are going through a difficult period.
If you are having thoughts of suicide, the most important thing to do is to talk to someone. It’s also important to remember that there are people who care and want to help.
If you think you are in immediate danger of harming yourself, or have made a plan to take your life:
- Visit your Accident & Emergency (A&E) department at your local hospital
- Call 999 to request an ambulance if you can’t go to the hospital yourself
- If you live on or near campus, you can visit either the St Thomas Hospital or the King’s College Hospital A&E department for help and support
Resources & support outside King's:
- The Listening Place offers individuals help and support in a relaxed and welcoming space and helpful resources.
- Maytree House (in North London) offer a safe space for individual to talk about their feelings and are open 365 days a year.
- For men: Calm, Campaign against living miserably (5pm-midnight); call 0800 58 58 58 (nationwide) or 0808 802 58 58 (London) or webchat (5pm-midnight)
- The Samaritans - you can find a local branch or call them.
- Shout for support in a crisis
- HOPELINE UK Papyrus
- Togetherall is an online resource that supports individuals with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues.
- IASP International Association for Suicide Prevention has a list of crisis helplines for most countries including China.
- US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- Australia: 13 11 14 (Lifeline)
- The “Stay alive” app includes more information about international resources including more helplines and ‘stay safe’ plans.
- Other international suicide helplines can be found at www.befrienders.org.