Suicide Prevention

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What are suicidal feelings?

Suicidal feelings can mean having abstract thoughts about ending your life or feeling that people would be better off without you. Or it can mean thinking about methods of suicide or making clear plans to take your own life.

The type of suicidal feelings people have varies person to person, in particular in terms of:

  • how intense they are – suicidal feelings are more overwhelming for some people than others. They can build up gradually or be intense from the start. They can be more or less severe at different times and may change quickly.
  • how long they last – suicidal feelings sometimes pass quickly, but may still be very intense. They may come and go, or last for a long time.

What does it feel like to be suicidal?

Different people have different experiences of suicidal feelings. You might feel unable to cope with the difficult feelings you are experiencing. You may feel less like you want to die and more like you cannot go on living the life you have.

These feelings may build over time or might change from moment to moment. And it's common to not understand why you feel this way.

How you might think or feel
  • hopeless, like there is no point in living
  • tearful and overwhelmed by negative thoughts
  • unbearable pain that you can't imagine ending
  • useless, not wanted or not needed by others
  • desperate, as if you have no other choice
  • like everyone would be better off without you
  • cut off from your body or physically numb
  • fascinated by death.
What you may experience
  • poor sleep, including waking up earlier than you want to
  • a change in appetite, weight gain or loss
  • no desire to take care of yourself, for example neglecting your physical appearance
  • wanting to avoid others
  • making a will or giving away possessions
  • struggling to communicate
  • self-loathing and low self-esteem
  • urges to self-harm.

Suicidal thoughts aren't permanent – things do improve. You can find your motivation to live again.

What's it like to have suicidal feelings?

Graham, Miram, Alicia and Lee talk about what it feels like to want to take your own life, and ways they have learned to cope.

How long will I feel suicidal?

How long suicidal feelings last is different for everyone. It is common to feel as if you'll never be happy or hopeful again.

But with treatment and support, including self-care, the majority of people who have felt suicidal go on to live fulfilling lives.

The earlier you let someone know how you're feeling, the quicker you'll be able to get support to overcome these feelings. But it can feel difficult to open up to people.

You may want others to understand what you're going through, but you might feel:

  • unable to tell someone
  • unsure of who to tell
  • concerned that they won't understand
  • fearful of being judged
  • worried you'll upset them.

It's important to remember that you deserve support, you are not alone and there is support out there.

Visist www.mind.org.uk for more information.

What can I do to help myself?

Focus on what is in your control

  • tell people what helps you and how they can support you
  • spot early warning signs, try to be aware of how you're feeling
  • keep a mood diary to track what makes you feel better or worse
  • be kind to yourself, look after yourself and try to notice the good things

Connect with others

  • feeling connected to other people is important,
  • spend time with family or friends or find other ways to connect to your community
  • try peer support, look for local groups that bring together people who've had similar experiences to support each other

Make time for hobbies and activities you enjoy

  • practice relaxing activities, whether that's take a bath, listen to music, walking the dog
  • get into nature, either out in parks or countryside, or if you’re not as mobile, caring for plants or animals can give you great natural benefits

Look after your body

  • try to get enough sleep and rest when you can
  • keep physically active and try regular gentle exercise
  • avoid drugs or alcohol, in the long run they'll make you feel worse
  • make time for personal care and look after your hygiene
  • eat healthily, it really does make a difference

 

Emergency mental health support

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

If your mental or emotional state quickly gets worse or deteriorates, this can be called a 'mental health crisis'. In this situation, it is important to get help quickly.

If you are experiencing something that makes you feel unsafe, distressed, or worried about your mental health, you can access local urgent mental health support by calling NHS 111 and selecting the mental health option.

If you or someone you know requires immediate assistance for serious or life-threatening emergency mental or physical health, please call 999 or go to the emergency department.

What happens when I call?

The phone will be answered by a trained mental health professional who will be able to listen to your concerns and help you get the support you need.

With your permission, they can also access your electronic patient record to better meet your needs and avoid you repeatedly having to tell us your situation. They can offer advice over the phone and assess the best way to support you.

Who can call?

You can call for yourself, or someone else. NHS 111 is for all ages, including children and young people and those with neurodevelopmental needs.

If you’re deaf or have hearing loss, you will be given an option for an interpreter when you call 111.

If you aren't able to make the call yourself, then anyone can call on your behalf - for example a friend, carer, loved one or even your GP.

The service is available to anyone facing a mental health crisis, which could include:

  • Changes to your mood
  • Withdrawing from people (close family, friends, or work colleagues)
  • Not taking care of yourself like you usually would
  • Having increased thoughts about your life not being worth living
  • Excessive worry
  • Feeling out of control or unable to cope
  • Feeling anxious about leaving the house
  • Hearing voices or seeing things that others can’t
  • Thinking about harming yourself.

By calling NHS 111, and selecting the mental health option, we can help to get you the urgent support you need for your mental health.

If you are using our mental health services, or care for someone who does, during office hours your first point of contact should be the person that you usually see (a care coordinator, or named lead professional). For out of hours support, a local crisis team can help support you. Contact details should be in your care plan, but if you don't have these, call our Single Point of Access Team on 0303 123 4000 or email [email protected].

If you have been discharged from mental health services within the last 12 months, you will have been given information on what to do if your mental health deteriorates. This will be in your discharge plan.

Other local mental health support

There is no "one size fits all approach" to mental health support. Therefore, we have a number of self-referral options available locally.

If you require emotional support or less urgent signposting, please call the mental health helpline on 0800 001 4331 and dedicated staff will support you to access the help you need. The phone line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If you are seeking emotional wellbeing and mental health support for children and young people, please call the Lincolnshire Here4You advice line on 0800 234 6342 (open 24/7). Children and young people can also self-refer online at www.lpft.nhs.uk/young-people/lincolnshire/young-people/self-referral

Alternatively, the Shout text messaging service is also available if you are unable to call. Text 'SHOUT' to 85258 to start a conversation, via text, with a trained volunteer, who will provide free and confidential support.

If you are 16 or over and feeling stressed, anxious, low in mood or depressed, you can self-refer to Lincolnshire Talking Therapies service.

Your general practitioner (GP) will also be able to discuss your needs and refer you to the most appropriate support in your area.

If you don’t have a GP, use the NHS website to locate the nearest one to you.

Alternatively, there are also lots of community resources available such as Night Light Cafes, community hubs and other groups and activities that may support you. You can search your local area for what is available at www.haylincolnshire.co.uk

 

If you’re worried someone is suicidal, it’s okay to ask them directly. Research shows that this helps - because it gives them permission to tell you how they feel, and shows that they are not a burden.

  1. Signs that someone may not be OK

Many people struggle to cope at one point or another of their lives. Reaching out to someone could help them know that someone cares, that they are valued, and help them access the support they need.

Everyone copes and reacts in their own way, but here are some general signs to look out for. For some people, several of these signs might apply - for others just one or two, or none.

Signs to look out for

  • Feeling restless and agitated
  • Feeling angry and aggressive
  • Feeling tearful
  • Being tired or lacking in energy
  • Not wanting to talk to or be with people
  • Not wanting to do things they usually enjoy
  • Using alcohol or drugs to cope with feelings
  • Finding it hard to cope with everyday things
  • Not replying to messages or being distant
  • Talking about feeling hopeless, helpless or worthless
  • Talking about feeling trapped by life circumstances they can’t see a way out of, or feeling unable to escape their thoughts
  • A change in routine, such as sleeping or eating more or less than normal
  • Engaging in risk-taking behaviour, like gambling or violence

You might not always be able to spot these signs. These emotions may be more difficult to spot if you're seeing less of the people you're close to.

It can also be useful to identify circumstances that can trigger suicidal thoughts or make it hard for someone to cope.

Situations to look out for

  • loss, including loss of a friend or a family member through bereavement
  • suicide or attempted suicide of family member, friend or public figure
  • relationship and family problems
  • housing problems
  • financial worries
  • job-related stress
  • college or study-related pressures
  • bullying, abuse or neglect
  • loneliness and isolation
  • challenging current events
  • depression
  • painful and/or disabling physical illness
  • heavy use of or dependency on alcohol or other drugs

Again, these may not apply to everyone who is struggling, but they can be useful to look out for.

  1. What to do if you think someone is struggling

Many people worry that reaching out will be intrusive or make things worse. You’ll soon be able to tell if the person you’re speaking to isn’t comfortable or doesn’t want to have that kind of conversation. If they don’t want to open up, you’ll still have let them know you’re there for them.

Once someone starts to share how they’re feeling, it’s important to listen. This could mean not offering advice, not trying to identify what they’re going through with your own experiences and not trying to solve their problems.

  1. Supporting someone online

If you’re worried about someone online because of the way they’re acting or the things that they’re posting, you can:

  • offer them support if you feel comfortable
  • tell someone you trust
  • report it on the platform they’re using so they can provide support.

We all experience not being okay different, but some signs to look out for are:

  • posting messages that worry you
  • posting detailed or graphic messages about self-harm or suicide
  • posting graphic pictures or videos about self-harm or suicide

Some phrases or themes to watch out for in online messages are things like:

  • I want to give up
  • No-one would notice if I wasn’t here
  • I hate myself

Not everyone who is struggling to cope will use these phrases, and some people might not be posting or messaging at all.

Reporting content and getting support for users

If you think a user is struggling or is posting messages about self-harm and suicide, it’s always helpful to flag it with the platform so that they can get in touch with them to provide support.

What content should be reported:

  • Posts or comments that describe a method of self-harm or suicide
  • Graphic images or videos that show wounds or methods of hurting yourself
  • Posts or comments encouraging self-harm or suicide

Reporting content is really important to help the user get support and to keep other users safe online. Most platforms have a function where you can report content. If you’re unsure or have questions about how to report content, visit Report Harmful Content.

What if they won’t accept my help?

If someone won't accept your help, you can:

  • Say where they can find help if they change their mind
  • Report the post to the platform
  • Encourage them to talk to someone
  • Encourage them to reach out if they change their mind
  • Check in on them later if you feel able to
  • Remind them that things can change

If there's someone you're worried about and they're self-isolating, or their support network is self-isolating, it is important to try to check in through the channel you normally use to chat to them to make sure they're okay.

  1. When you should let someone else help

If the person you are worried about is in immediate danger, for example if they have hurt themselves, call an ambulance on 999. This is the quickest way to get help, but we can call an ambulance on your behalf, if you prefer.

Where to get help

If you are worried that someones life is in danger phone 999 now.

If not life threatening phone LMH phone line/ Samaritans/ GP/ 111

There are lots of different support resources available in our ‘Further Support’ section here/below

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  1. How to talk about getting extra support

When you’re talking to the person you’re worried about, you can mention services that you think would be useful, and pass on contact information. You can also offer to accompany them to appointments, or agree on a point at which it might be useful to call them.

You can’t force someone to seek help — but you can make sure they know that you’re there for them, and will support them if they do.

If you feel like you can’t support the person you’re worried about anymore, it’s okay to let them know that you won’t be available for a while.

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Facing stigma and feeling shame

It may be that you have a painful feeling of shame or distress; perhaps thinking that you have done something wrong or did not do enough to prevent the death. You may also feel ashamed because of the way that other people talk about suicide and the stigma that persists in our society.

Many find bereavement by suicide marks them out and complicates the way in which people respond. Some feel it would be easier to explain the death in a different way. Others may not know what to say. People bereaved by suicide often say they feel judged in a way that would not happen if their loved one had died in a different way.

You may feel rejected by people close to you or in your community. Sometimes people seem unable to cope with what has happened and withdraw when you need them, leaving you feeling isolated. Some don’t know how to react and are frightened of doing or saying the wrong thing.

I can’t believe what has happened, it doesn’t feel real

The feeling of shock can last a long time and you may experience it in many ways. It may feel as if you have lost your ability to breathe normally – as if someone has punched a hole through you or you have taken a deep breath in and then can’t breathe out. Or you may feel you have lost your ability to complete daily tasks and that you are detached from what is going on around you.

Some people find it hard to accept someone has died, and that the person will no longer be part of their lives. This feeling can fade as the reality of their death sinks in, but you may still find yourself doubting what has happened for some time.

It is quite common to feel physically unwell with headaches, upset stomachs and sickness. Because you are feeling low, you may find yourself being less resilient against colds, for example, than usual. You may have trouble eating or sleeping.

I’m feeling angry and afraid

People who have been bereaved often feel angry. You may be angry with the person for dying in this way and leaving so much pain behind, or because you have been left to deal with lots of practical matters and you feel ill-prepared.

Grief can feel frightening. Sometimes people are afraid about what life will be like without the person who has died or about the impact the death will have on others. It can be difficult to imagine a different future.

The fear and uncertainty over how people will react can lead you to put up defences against them in case they say something upsetting or ask intrusive questions. Even though it is difficult, talking is helpful. Some people say it can be easier to talk with people who have also been bereaved by suicide.

Physical reactions

You may find you are feeling physically unwell, with intense or lasting headaches, upset stomachs, sickness and feeling low. You may find you are having difficulty going to or staying asleep, or feeling tired and like you want to sleep all day.

These are common reactions to being impacted by suicide. You may also feel you don’t want to eat, and feel sick when you try to. You may find you are drinking more as a distraction. It is important to remember to try to look after your body, even when it might seem really hard. If you are experiencing physical symptoms, you may find it helpful to speak to your GP, or to tell someone trusted how you are feeling.

Rejection

However much you are trying to understand what happened, you may feel rejected, and also that your love and care was ignored by the person who died. This can be especially true if you have been supporting the person for a long time through a period of mental ill health.

You may feel rejected by people close to you or in your community. Sometimes people seem unable to cope with what has happened and withdraw when you need them, leaving you feeling isolated. Some don’t know how to react and are frightened of doing or saying the wrong thing and, as a result, they don’t make contact and seemingly ignore you.

Sadness and despair

A feeling of profound sadness may be the most frequent response to the death of someone close. You may feel you want the person back and life to return to how it once was.

People bereaved by suicide may question whether they can face living without the person who has died. For some, this may be a fleeting thought; for others, it can become deep despair. Sometimes, people feel they are losing control of their mental health because the grief is so intense.

If this feels too much for you, please seek support.

Samaritans

116 123, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Samaritans.org

Cruse Bereavement Care

0808 808 1677​, Monday-Friday 9.30-5pm (excluding bank holidays), with extended hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings until 8pm. Cruse.org.uk

CALM

0800 58 58 58, open from 5pm to midnight every day. Thecalmzone.net

Papyrus HOPELINEUK

0800 068 4141, weekdays 10am-10pm, weekends 2pm-10pm and bank holidays 2pm–10pm. For those under 35, or if you are worried about a young person. Papyrus-uk.org.

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YoungMinds Parent Helpline

CRUSE - local and national bereavement care

The Cruse Bereavement Care National Helpline is open for information, advice and emotional support, from 9.30am to 5pm Monday and Friday and 9.30am to 8pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Support after Suicide

Support After Suicide Partnership (SAS) is the UK’s national hub for organisations and individuals working across the UK to support people who have been bereaved or affected by suicide.

Amparo

Amparo provides support to anyone who has been affected by suicide, the service is free and confidential for as long as people need it.

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Self-harm and suicide

 

  • There can be links between self-harm and suicidal thoughts. But if a young person is self-harming, it does not necessarily mean they are feeling suicidal.

Research shows that young people who make a suicide attempt are more likely to have self-harmed in the past. But self-harm can also be a coping mechanism, rather than an expression of suicidal feelings. Some young people will self-harm without experiencing suicidal thoughts.

 

How to know if a young person is having suicidal thoughts

 

While these won’t apply to everyone, these are some warning signs to look out for:

  • expressing strong feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness, sadness and/or guilt and shame
  • withdrawing – spending lots of time alone or not wanting to be around friends and family
  • losing interest in daily life or things they usually enjoy
  • saying things like "I wish I wasn’t here", "I can’t go on", "I can’t take it anymore", or "people would be better off without me”
  • losing interest in their appearance
  • talking, writing or drawing a lot about death
  • giving away their possessions
  • seeming very agitated and/or behaving in ways that seem strange or out of character
  • using drugs or alcohol to help them cope when they’re struggling – these can intensify thoughts, feelings and impulsive decision-making
  • self-harming

If you’re worried, it's important to talk your concerns through with a professional.

 

How to respond if they tell you they're having suicidal thoughts

 

Stay calm and thank them for telling you

  1. Take their feelings seriously. They may have taken a big risk in telling you. It’s important to give enough space for talking about it together and making them feel heard.
  2. Let them know you’re glad they’ve told you. This will help to reassure them if they’re worried about how you might react or what you might be thinking.
  3. Keep your voice and body language calm. It can feel really hard to stay calm in this situation. But try not to respond with panic. This could stop your child or young person from being honest with you. If you need to, ask them for a few minutes to gather your thoughts.

 

Focus on making them feel heard

 

  1. Don’t try to fix their feelings straightaway. This is sometimes our instinct as a parent or carer, because we want to make it better. But it can leave a young person feeling misunderstood. To begin with, focus on listening and providing emotional support, letting them talk for as long as they need to.
  2. Empathise with how they are feeling. If you can, use their own words to reflect back how they might be feeling. Avoid downplaying feelings, for example by telling them "not to worry".
  3. Explore what’s making them feel this way. Do they know what has brought them to a place where things feel so bad? Are there any changes that would make things feel better? If they can’t answer this right now, don’t put pressure on them to come up with answers. Keep the communication as open as you can, giving opportunities to explore this together over time

 

Take steps to help them feel safe

  1. Get a sense of what their thoughts are like.It’s important to establish how strong or intense their thoughts are. It’s particularly important to find out whether they have started making a plan to attempt suicide. This might include thinking about how, when or where they could do it. It may also involve researching methods online. Having thoughts about a plan is one of the biggest signs that they are at risk of making an attempt. In this situation, you should get urgent professional help as soon as possible.
  2. Reassure them that you can get through this together. Tell them that you love them and they’re not alone. Let them know that you can find support together, and they can talk to you about these thoughts whenever they need to.
  3. Get professional advice about what to do next. Do this after your conversation, even if you do not think your child or young person currently has a plan to attempt suicide. Young people can sometimes act on impulse. So even if they’re not making a plan, it's important to be aware that they may still be at risk. If they’re having suicidal thoughts, you should seek professional help about what to do next.

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Lincolnshire mental health helpline

Call: 0800 001 4331

If you’re feeling low, anxious or stressed and you think that talking to another person may help you cope you can call the new mental health helpline in Lincolnshire. It is open 24/7.

Samaritans

Shout - for support in a crisis

Shout is the UK's first free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It's a place to go if you're struggling to cope and you need immediate help. Text SHOUT to 85258.

Visit giveusashout.org

SANEline (open between 6pm and 11pm)

CALM - Campaign against living miserably

Papyrus - Prevention of young suicide (young people up to the age of 35)

  • Call: 0800 068 41 41
  • Text: 07786 209697
  • Mon-Fri: 10am-10pm, weekend: 2pm-10pm and bank holidays: 2pm-5pm
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The Mix - essential support for under 25s

Staying Safe website- free resources for anyone distressed or thinking about suicide

 

Peer support

Peer support brings together people who've had similar experiences to support each other. You may find it a helpful way to share your thoughts, feelings and tips for coping with others who understand what you are going through.

Peer support can happen face-to-face, in groups or one-on-one. It can also happen over the telephone or via text messages. Or it could take place online, for example over email, within online support communities or on social media. You might prefer online support if you aren't comfortable talking face-to-face about how you feel.

There are a few different places that you can find online peer support, including:

  • Big White Wall, which offers support from trained professionals as well as peer support from other people experiencing mental health problems. The website is free to access for many areas of the UK, although in some cases you might need a referral from your GP to use the service.
  • Side by Side, Mind's supportive online community.

See our pages on peer support or contact your local Mind for more information about peer support options in your area.

Or see our page on online mental health tools to find out more about accessing peer support online.

Talking therapies

Talking therapies are treatments which involve talking to a trained professional about your thoughts, feelings and behaviour. For example, this could be speaking with a counsellor or a psychotherapist.

Talking therapies can help you understand why you're experiencing suicidal feelings. They can also help you think about ways to help yourself cope with and resolve these feelings.

There may be a long waiting list in your area to access talking therapies on the NHS. But you may be able to access them through charities, your workplace or university. Or you might be able to access them privately at a reduced rate.

See our pages on talking therapies for more information about different types of treatment and how you can access them.

Crisis services

crisis service is any service that is available at short notice to help and support you during a mental health crisis. These services include the following:

  • Crisis resolution and home treatment (CRHT) teams can support you if you have a mental health crisis outside of hospital. They're often called 'crisis teams' for short, although your local service may have a different name. See our page on crisis teamsfor more information.
  • Crisis houses offer intensive, short-term support to help you manage a mental health crisis in a residential setting, rather than in a hospital. See our page on crisis housesfor more information, including how to find out what is available near you.
  • Local support services may offer day services, drop-in sessions, counselling or issue-specific support. Many local branches of the Samaritansoffer walk-in, face-to-face support. See our page on day services for more information about how to find and access local support services.

 

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Self-harm prevention

Self harm has become increasingly common in the past few years amongst young people. There are different forms of self-harming such as cutting, burning etc. There are many reasons why people may want to do this and is often considered a reaction or coping strategy to another problem such as anxiety, stress or feeling overwhelmed. Self-harm is not considered a mental health problem diagnosis, but is usually a symptom of something else.

Self harm can also be a way of showing someone how upset you feel, or a way of controlling something particularly if you feel trapped or out of control in other areas of your life. Unfortunately acts of self harm can often quickly lead to feelings of guilt, leading to an unhelpful cycle that can be really difficult to break out of.

What do I do?

You may not fully understand why you want to self harm but there are different ways to cope, and it is important to get some help and support.

It's also really important to speak to someone that you know and can trust. Starting these conversations may feel really overwhelming and you may worry about how people might react, however this will be really important as they can help you get support from places like a school counsellor. You can also try Online counselling service Kooth.

Remember:- it's really important to seek medical attention if you become worried about how any self-harm lacerations are healing. Always seek medical attention from your local A&E department if you have taken any medication beyond prescribed/recommended amount.

 

 

 

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