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Am I suicidal

Your Question

Am I suicidal If I tend to think about killing myself but still not acting upon it


Hello there,
Welcome to Ask Alex, and well done on reaching out. You say you have thoughts about killing yourself and are not sure if you’re suicidal because you haven’t gone through with it. We are very concerned to hear you’re having these thoughts and understand they are difficult to be having. It is good to hear you haven’t gone through with it, as you have the right to live and be supported through this.
While it can seem very difficult, intimidating, or even overwhelming to tell someone about how you are feeling, saying the words out loud is the first step in getting the help you need from your friends, family, people close to you, or others that can help like Pieta House. They offer support and resources for individuals dealing with suicidal ideation. You can reach out to them at for confidential assistance. Their freephone number is 1800 247 247 or you can text HELP to 51444.
Childline is also here to listen to you if you would like to talk to us. We are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we are here to listen and help you explore your thoughts and feelings. It is completely confidential to chat. Our freephone service is 1800 66 66 66 or you can chat with us through our webchat service by clicking on the purple Messenger circle at
Please remember that you are not alone, and we are always here to listen.
Take care of yourself. Reach out for the support you deserve real soon,

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