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Are you, or someone you know, in crisis?

In a crisis (when someone might harm themselves, harm someone else, or is vulnerable to suicide) it is important to get help as quickly as you can for yourself or the person you are concerned about.

You can get professional help through:

  • A G.P.  
    Find a local family doctor (G.P.) or health centre by visiting the HSE.ie online service finder. If it's late in the evening, night time or the weekend, contact a G.P. Out of Hours Service. G.P.s are also listed under ‘General Practitioners’ in the Golden Pages. Find out how a G.P. can offer support for mental health problems. 
  • Hospital emergency services
    Go to or contact the Emergency Department of your nearest general hospital. Hospitals are listed on the HSE.ie online service finder. You can also contact the emergency services by calling 999 or 112 if you or someone else has harmed themselves or taken an overdose.  
  • H.S.E. Mental health services
    If you have been (or are currently) supported by a mental health team, go to the Emergency Department or contact the service you are attending and ask for an appointment as soon as possible. 
  • Listening service
    Samaritans is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone struggling to cope. For confidential, non-judgemental support please call 116 123, email jo@samaritans.org, or visit www.samaritans.ie for details of the nearest branch.
  • Helplines and other services
    TENI works closely with the LGBT Helpline. The LGBT Helpline is a non-judgmental and confidential service providing listening, support and information to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, their family and friends, and to those who are questioning if they might be LGBT. Please call 1890 929 539 or visit www.lgbt.ie
    Pieta House provides a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm. Please call 1 800 247 247 or visit www.pieta.ie

You might need to try a few options before you find appropriate support but don’t give up trying – there is help available. If possible, ask someone to come along with you to the support service you contact.

For more information please go to www.yourmentalhealth.ie

When someone tells you they are suicidal or at risk of self harm

When someone tells you they are thinking of taking their own life, it is frightening. There are practical things you can do right away. Please go here for more resources.

Shortcut http://www.teni.ie/are_you_or_someone_you_know_in_crisis

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