Suicidal thoughts

If you think you might harm or attempt to kill yourself, call 999 for help immediately: 

Call Samaritans 24/7 on 116 123.

Thoughts of suicide are common among men who have experienced rape, sexual assault or abuse. Research has found that as many as 1 in 15 men consider suicide.

Reach out to someone you trust and ask for help. Tell them honestly how you feel, including your thoughts of suicide. 

Suicidal thoughts can range from fantasies through to detailed plans. Even if your thoughts seem like they are ‘just’ passing ideas or fantasies, it is still important to take them seriously and find someone to talk to. 

This is even more crucial if you ever use drugs or alcohol because this can impair your ability to make safe decisions.

The more detailed your thoughts about suicide are, the more important it is to get help. 

Suicidal thoughts are one way of your mind telling you ‘I am not happy with things the way they are’. The important thing is that you talk with someone who is going to help you improve the situation. Be persistent. Keep asking until you find the help you need. 

You don’t need to battle with the level of pain you are coping with.  You can get help.