WHY DO PEOPLE HAVE SUICIDAL THOUGHTS?
People who experience suicidal thoughts often want to end their life to be free of emotional or physical pain, to put an end to a difficult situation, to regain a sense of control when everything else feels out of control, or to relieve someone of a perceived burden. Sometimes, in the heat of the moment, life can feel hopeless. Often in this situation, you can feel that other people will be better off without you, but this is never the case. Suicide has a devastating effect on the people left behind, including family, friends and whole communities.
While suicide can seem like the only way to deal with your situation, there's ALWAYS another option – even if that feels impossible right now. CALM’s helpline workers are there to listen, not to judge, have links with other helpful organisations and could offer you the support you need to stop feeling suicidal. We offer help, information and support to anyone calling within the UK, regardless of age, gender or geographic location. CALM is there to support whoever needs us, no matter what.