Ever thought about suicide?
Thinking about suicide is a common thing to do. It can be very hard to talk about emotional feelings but it’s really important to talk about this with someone. Whatever is going on for you that has led to how you’re feeling right now is unique to you – but having suicidal thoughts is not. You are not alone, lots of people have thought about killing themselves and have found a way through.
Here is a list of free talk lines in New Zealand
HELPLINES, ONLINE THERAPY
- Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor.
- Lifeline – 0800 543 354 (0800 LIFELINE) for counselling and support.
- Depression Helpline – 0800 111 757 to talk to a trained counsellor about how you are feeling or to ask any questions.
- Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO) For people in distress, and people who are worried about someone else.
- Healthline – 0800 611 116 for advice from trained registered nurses.
- Samaritans – 0800 726 666 (for callers from the Lower North Island, Christchurch and West Coast) or 04 473 9739 (for callers from all other regions).
- Youthline – 0800 376 633, free text 234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For young people, and their parents, whānau and friends.
- What’s Up – 0800 942 8787 – for 5–18-year-olds; Mon to Fri midday–11pm and weekends 3pm–11pm.
- Kidsline – 0800 54 37 54 (0800 KIDSLINE) – for young people up to 18 years of age. Open 24/7.
- OUTLine NZ – 0800 688 5463 (0800 OUTLINE) – provides confidential support for sexuality or gender identity issues.
The NZ Mental Health Foundation website https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/get-help/a-z/resource/50/suicide-coping-with-suicidal-thoughts is a wonderful resource.
If you would like to make an appointment with one of our fully trained clinical psychologists based in Dunedin please phone 03 4777120 or go to our Contact page on this website.