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Who do I contact when I'm feeling suicidal?

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Who do you contact when in suicidsl distress? Plan and intent. I’m 14 and have no one to talk to I am all alone and my plan has been made and I intend on following it through but I need to talk to someone just so someone knows why I’m doing it and that person is not someone close to me because the people close to me hurt me alot. 


Hi there, and welcome to Ask Alex. 

First of all, thank you for contacting us and sharing this. We know how difficult it can be sharing our feelings and concerns.  

Secondly, suicide is very serious. You say that you have a plan and intend on following it through but would like to tell somebody why you are doing it.  

Feeling suicidal can feel terrifying and lonely. It can also feel like a relief that there is a possible escape from an unbearable situation. Many people who feel suicidal don’t want to die, but instead want to get away from feeling so bad. This is understandable – life can be hard and really painful at times.  

Suicide is not the only option and there are ways to change a situation and to change how you feel. We are relieved that you would like to talk to someone. We strongly urge you to call Pieta House on 1800 247 247. This is a free number. You can also text HELP to 51444. The people at Pieta House are trained to listen and understand suicidal feelings and will not judge you.  

We are really concerned that you say that the people close to you hurt you a lot. You have a right to be safe. We are always here for you and will always listen. You can call Childline on 1800 66 66 66 or you could text us on 50101 or contact us online for a web chat at  All of our services are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, are free, confidential and are a space for you to talk about your thoughts and feelings without being judged in any way.    

I hope you talk with someone and find an alternative to your plan.  


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