Have you been feeling Suicidal or that life’s not worth living

Have you been feeling this for a while; these may be some warning signs.
  • Trouble getting to sleep or waking up frequently in the night.
  • Loss of appetite, eating less or more.
  • Feeling isolated from friends and family.
  • Crying and feeling emotional without warning.
  • Not bothering to care about your appearance and having low self-esteem.
  • Having dark, morbid thoughts about yourself or others.
  • Feeling hopeless and that life isn’t going to get any better.
  • Feeling numb and disconnected from those around you.

While some of the above signs can be commonly experienced in adolescence, if the feelings are prolonged or getting worse then talk to someone..

You may feel anxious about telling others how you feel and want to solve your problems for yourself. However, if you are feeling suicidal it can be difficult to do this alone unsupported.

Choose someone you trust to help. This could be parents, school nurse, or your Doctor for example. Your Doctor will be able to assess how you are feeling and help you get professional support. This may be counselling, or medication where appropriate.

Feelings of depression can make you feel like you are a burden to others and that others may not care about what happens to you. However, while it can seem that these feelings will never end, it is not a permanent condition and help and support is out there: people do care.

If you need immediate help please call The Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 or Childline on 0800 1111 at any time of the night or day

Alternatively you can contact your Doctor who will be able to access support too.

The Accident and Emergency department at your local hospital may be able to help.

Alternative places of support (not 24 hours)

Papyrus 0800 068 41 41 (support for yourself or someone else if feeling suicidal)

Colchester and Tendring Youth Enquiry Service (Y.E.S) 01206 710771 / 01255 434601 Tendring.


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