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You are not alone

There is so much help and support available if you know where to find it. This website is designed as a one-stop information service for those who are looking for assistance during a mental health crisis. Please use the menu above to find more information.


I am worried about myself

Please ask for help

If you are in a crisis and having thoughts of suicide or considering hurting yourself then please talk to someone you trust before you do anything.

Ask a parent, family member or friend to help you and go straight to a GP, out of hours clinic, hospital or garda station and get immediate assistance.

HOW TO GET HELP

I am worried about a friend

Get help and advice

If a friend mentions suicide, take it seriously. If they have expressed an immediate plan, or have access to prescription medication or other potentially deadly means, do not leave them alone. Get help immediately.

If the situation is not an immediate crisis you can contact any helpline 24/7 for advice and help.

GET ADVICE

I am at risk or in danger

Find a Safe Haven

If you have to get away from your home, been assaulted or abused, if you are being followed, if you feel threatened, are in danger or you need assistance at any time go to one of the safe havens near you shown on our Safe Haven map, or find any place where there are other people such as a shop, bar, restuarant, bank or post office and ask them for help.

FIND A SAFE HAVEN

I need a support group

Find support groups

We have collected contact details of support groups for most areas of mental health and well-being. Most have helplines although some are online only.

Categories include:

  • Suicide & self-harm
  • sexuality
  • depression
  • substance abuse
  • pregnancy
  • and more


FIND SUPPORT GROUPS

If you are concerned about yourself, friends or family you can get immediate support and information 24/7


FreeText HELP to 50015


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Texting 50015 is free of charge from any network and you can text this number even if you have no credit. This service is fully confidential and YSPI has no information on mobile numbers that use the FreeText service.


The FreeText service is provided and supported by NeonSMS, Little Island, Cork.


If you are calling from outside the Republic of Ireland then Text CRISIS to +353 86 1800 353
This NOT a free service and you will be charged normal rates for an international SMS by your provider



If you would like to support our FreeText service you can make a text donation of €4.00 by texting YSPI to 50300

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Text costs €4. Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland will receive a minimum of €3.25. Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 076 6805278.

Important Notice

If a friend mentions suicide, take it seriously. If they have expressed an immediate plan, or have access to prescription medication or other potentially deadly means, do not leave them alone. Get help immediately.

Helplines

The Samaritans116 123
Pieta House1800 247 247
Aware1890 30 33 02
ISPCC Childline1800 66 66 66
Teen-Line Ireland1800 83 36 34

Contact Us

Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland (RCN20070670)
59 High Street
Killarney
Co Kerry V93 N977
Tel 021 - 242 7173
Email admin@yspi.eu


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