Read this if you are desperate


If you or a friend or family member is in danger from suicide, let someone know.

If you were drowning or in an accident your friends and family would rush to save you, and they want to help you now.

“I cannot believe I had thoughts of suicide” is a very common statement when people like you have recovered from a very stressful event or illness. Suicidal thoughts can happen to anyone, but they will fade away if you fight them, talk to friends, or get professional help.

Feeling suicidal or thought of self-harm can arise from a variety of stresses, emotional reasons, the abuse of drugs or alcohol, or mental illness. Whatever the reason, there is help available, and people on hand who want to help you.

Drugs and Alcohol

If drugs and alcohol are ruining your life, then take some time to clear your mind. Don’t make any major decisions about your life while you are under the influence.

A good nights sleep can help your mind to work through many of your problems, and everything will be clearer when you awake.

Suicide Prevention offers help and information for

Adolescents and Teens
Whether you are suffering from depression, suicidal thoughts, high levels of stress, or psychological or emotional distress, we are here to let you know that you can get past these feelings with the help of others who have been in a similar situation.

This site is run as an information service by Irish doctors and associated professionals. We gratefully accept your donations to help us continue running the site as a free service across Ireland and Northern Ireland.

As a thank you we will email you a free 200 page ebook on depression, written by our founder/medical director, Clinical Associate Professor David Horgan.

If you can suggest a local service or support group that provides help for people in desperate circumstances, we will be more than happy to add you to our website. Please email us at editor at