Get Help Now
If you are worried that you or someone you know is at risk of suicide or self harm, you should immediately contact your local doctor or go to the Accident and Emergency department of the nearest hospital. You can find details of local health services on the HSE website
You can get information on where to go for help in a crisis sent directly to your mobile by texting the word HeadsUp to 50424.
If you're self-harming or feeling suicidal
Call 1Life on 1800 24 7 100 or text "HELP" to 51444 for 1-to-1 support. The 1Life Helpline is dedicated to providing professional counselling, support, advice and a referral service for people who may be feeling suicidal, engaging in self-harm or are bereaved through suicide on a 24 hour, 7 day a week basis.
Talk to someone now
If you need to talk to someone immediately, call Childline (1800 66 66 66) or the Samaritans (1850 609090) for confidential and non-judgemental listening and support - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Childline is a confidential support service for young people up to 18 years of age in Ireland. Calls to Childline are confidential. They don’t have caller ID and they don't trace any calls. It won’t cost you anything to call Childline and the Childline number won’t show up on the phone bill. See www.childline.ie for more information.
Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service for anyone in Ireland who is experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide. See www.samaritans.ie for more information.
Alternatively, you can call Teenline on freephone 1800 833 634. Teenline is available to listen 7 nights a week from 8pm until midnight. Call if you are feeling fed-up, alone, distressed, worried, or just want to talk to someone in confidence.
Text someone now
The Samaritans also offer a nationwide 24:7 text support service for anyone in emotional distress. To receive this service, simply send an SMS text message to 087 2 60 90 90
Find other help
The mental health support directory on the Headstrong website lists organisations which can offer help and information on a range of mental health- related issues, including drugs and alcohol, sexuality, pregnancy, sexual health, violence and abuse, suicide, self-harm and eating disorders.