If a person is determined to take their own life it is because they want to die. - True or False

 

Choose Life - Help Page

Having Suicidal thoughts?

It  is not uncommon to feel this way.
Lots of people have suicidal thoughts and have worked through them.
It can feel much worse if you are alone. YOU DONT NEED TO BE.
There are people who are willing, able and available to help you.

ASKING FOR HELP
Thoughts of ending your life can be overwhelming and very frightening. It can be very difficult to know what to do and how to cope, but help is available.  Although it can be hard, it’s very important to contact a health practitioner or support organisation.

IF YOUR REQUEST FOR HELP ISN’T HEARD, ASK AGAIN. YOU MAY NEED TO FIND SOMEONE TO ASSIST YOU TO GET HELP.

WHO TO ASK FOR HELP???

  •  Members of your family, whanau, friends and support network
  •  Your doctor, local medical centre staff or Primary Health Organisation
  •  Your local, mental health team, crisis response team or Maori Mental Health team. For their numbers:
     
     1 - Ask your doctor or local medical team
     2  - See listings under Hospitals &Other Health Service Providers in the green pages of your local phone book.
  • A counsellor, psychologist or psychiatrist
  • A hospital emergency department or after hours medical centre
  • Support phone lines, such as Lifeline 0800 111 777, Youthline 0800 376 633 or txt 234
  • Church or Spiritual leaders
  • Other support organisations see the Personal Help Services section in the front pages of your phone book or ask your local Citizens Advice  Bureau

    In an emergency you can call the police or ambulance on 111. They will help keep you safe until you can be seen by a mental health or medical practitioner.

     
    Please click on the links below for more information and support