DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE RISK
Depression is a major risk factor for suicide. The deep despair and hopelessness that goes along with depression can
make suicide feel like the only way to escape the pain. If you have a loved one with depression, take any suicidal talk or behaviour seriously and learn to recognize the warning signs.
DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE CHAT and HELPLINE
Feeling suicidal or thoughts of self-harm can arise from a variety of stresses, emotional reasons, the abuse of drugs or alcohol, or mental health problems. Whatever the reason, there is help available, and people on hand who want to help you.
Suicide Prevention offers help and information for people suffering from depression, suicidal thoughts, high levels of
stress, or psychological or emotional distress, they are there to let you know that you can get past these feelings with
the help of others who have been in a similar situation.
Their site www.suicideprevention.ie is run as an information service by Irish doctors and associated professionals.
• Samaritans 18 50 60 90 90
• 1 life Freephone (24hrs) 1800 247 100 or text the word HELP to 51444
• Samaritans 08 457 90 90 90
You can call the emergency department of any hospital.
If you do not have the number, call directory enquiries and the operator will give you the number of your nearest
GPs, Counsellors, Psychiatrists or Psychologists
You can also call your local doctor, D Doc Service or you psychologist or psychiatrist if you have one. They often have an emergency number for out of hour’s emergencies.
24hr Suicide Helpline call 1800 247 247 or Text 51444