If You are Feeling Suicidal – Suicide Chat and Helplines

Your family and friends would rush to help you if you were drowning or in an accident, so tell them now if your life is in danger from suicide.


If you are feeling suicidal, there are many people who will gladly help you if you let them know you have a problem.

If you feel like talking to someone outside of your family and friends, there are many services available to help you. If you are not ready to talk to anyone but are looking for strategies to help you cope right now, see this help page.

Suicide Chat Lines



  • Samaritans Freecall  116 123
  • 1 life Freephone (24hrs) 1800 247 100 or text the word HELP to 51444

Northern Ireland

  • Samaritans Freecall 116 123



You can call the emergency department of any hospital.

If you do not have the number, call directory enquiries and the operator will give you the number of your nearest emergency department.


GPs, Counsellors, Psychiatrists or Psychologists

You can also call your local doctor, or you psychologist or psychiatrist if you have one. They often have an emergency number for out of hours emergencies.


Other Local Services and Support

See the links to the right for local services that are available in your area or county.


If you run a support service in Ireland or Northern Ireland and would like to add it to this list, please email us at – editor at suicideprevention.ie