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If you are feeling suicidal or are worried about someone

Choose Life

It's difficult to explain to someone how you are feeling, particularly if you're not good at opening up in the first place. You may feel worried about someone will react. But you'll be surprised. People are willing to listen.

There's lots of different types of support available but taking that initial step to talk to someone is the first move to feeling better.

  • If you are feeling suicidal, phone the Samaritans on 116123 (free 24-hour service or  visit or Breathing Space on 0800 838587 (free to call between 6pm and 2am or visit for self-help and management.
  • If you are a young person, contact Childline on 0800 1111 or visit
  • If you are a worried parent or carer contact your GP or contact SAMH's Well-Informed service on 0800 073 0918 or visit
  • Take a look at this video, prepared by the partnership:
  • Download the SP NLC app (search for SP NLC on the Google Play or Apple App store)
  • Visit for an understanding of Scotland's strategy.
  • Visit if you are a young person with suicidal thoughts.

Page last updated:
07 Sep 2021

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