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Are you thinking about suicide?

This page mentions suicide or suicidal thoughts.
Please read with care. 

If you’re having thoughts of suicide, it’s important to tell someone. It may be difficult for you to see right now, but you’re not alone. Help and support is available right now if you need it.

Talk to someone now:

  • Call Samaritans on 116-123 
  • Text VOICE on 85258 
  • Call the emergency services on 999 

On this page you can find factsheets, tips and information on what it means to be suicidal, organisations and services available in West Lothian, to help you if you are feeling suicidal or having suicidal thoughts, and guidance for friends and family. 

Let us know what resource works well for you. If you have any other suggestions for our self-help pages, please email westspace@health-in-mind.org.uk.

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Getting help with suicidal thoughts 

Getting help with your suicidal thoughts from NHS inform 

Scottish Helplines for suicide prevention from The Zero Suicide Alliance 


“Suicide… Living with your Thoughts” from SAMH (.PDF)

Tips and information

This information is on how to support someone who feels suicidal, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support.

Suicide prevention from the Mental Health Foundation  

Supporting someone who feels suicidal from Mind

How to make a suicide safety plan from Stayin Safe

Organisations and services

Here is a list of national organisations related to suicide: 


Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)


If you are looking for local support, please go to our service directory to find out what services and projects are available to you – West Space service directory.

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