Alex's Answer

How to stop the thoughts

Your Question

How do I stop having suicidal thoughts and doing sh everyday


Hello there, welcome to Ask Alex,

Firstly, we want to commend you for reaching out and being brave enough to share what you’re going through. It takes a lot of strength to talk about such difficult feelings. Please know that you are not alone in this, and there are people who care about you and want to help.

Having suicidal thoughts and engaging in self-harm can be incredibly overwhelming and distressing. It’s important to recognise that these thoughts and actions are a sign that something is not right, and that it’s ok to ask for help. You deserve to feel safe and supported.

If you’re ever feeling unsafe or like you might harm yourself, please reach out for immediate help. You can contact emergency services at 999 or 112. Your safety is the number one priority, and there are professionals who are trained to support you through difficult times. Additionally, if you feel like you need immediate assistance or if your feelings become too overwhelming, you can also go to the Emergency Department of your local hospital. The medical staff there are trained to provide support and assistance to people experiencing mental health crises.

If you feel like you need someone to talk to or explore your options, Childline is here for you. You can contact us 24 hours a day, every day, by calling 1800 66 66 66 or by using our Live Chat service at The Childline team is made up of caring and compassionate people who are here to listen without judgment and provide support. I

In addition to these resources, it’s also important to consider asking for help from a trusted adult, such as a parent, teacher, or counsellor. They can help connect you with resources and support services in your community to help you cope with your feelings and develop healthier coping strategies. is one such organisation which provide free support to individuals who are experiencing suicidal ideation and self harm. Their 24-hour phone service can be reached at 1800 247 247. or you can text HELP to 51444.

Remember, you are not alone in this. There are people who care about you and want to help you through this difficult time. You deserve to feel safe and supported, and there is hope for a brighter future.

Take care of yourself, and reach out for support real soon,


Ask me a question

You can ask me about anything you want, there’s nothing too big or small.