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My suicide attempt failed

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My suicide attempted failed and now i am have suicidal thoughts 24/7 about how to kill myself more successfully 


Hi ya, Welcome to Ask Alex 


Thank you for getting in touch with us at Ask Alex  


We are here to help and support you. It sounds like you are going through a really tough time right now, but you are so brave to reach out and contact us to tell us how you are feeling. 


If you have intense or frequent thoughts of dying, or if you have specific plans for suicide, it’s time to get help, it is very important to speak to someone as soon as possible, as you are not alone and there is support out there for you. 

 If you need immediate help, you can contact the Gardaí at  999  or  112  both these numbers are freephone numbers. 


You can also contact Pieta House ( who offer a free crisis helpline for people with suicide ideation and self-harm on 1800 247 247 or Text HELP to 51444. There is also the Samaritans ( who offer a free phone service on 116 123.  


Have you been able to speak to an adult you trust about how you are feeling? They would be able to help you get the right support. Your GP also would be aware of local supports and be able to link you in with those too.  


If you feel like you can’t talk to someone you know, you can always call the Childline Team at 1800 66 66 66 or reach out through Live Chatat  


Our services are non-judgmental and confidential. You are never alone, and there are people available to listen and explore your options with you so please reach out to us when you need help and support. We are open 24-hours a day, every day! 


Take care of yourself ,


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