In an emergency or if you or someone you know is at risk, call Emergency Services on 111.
If someone tells you that they feel suicidal or feel like “ending it all”, take them seriously. Every attempt to reach out for help is an opportunity to help keep someone safe.
Ask if they have a plan. If the person has a plan, then you may need some help to keep them safe. In such cases, connecting with a professional or someone who knows suicide first aid is the best thing to do.
If you have an urgent need for support, please contact the Mental Health Emergency Team in your region through the Southern DHB on 0800 467 846. For non-urgent support please contact the Mental Health Hotline (1737) which is a free service available 24/7.