Are you feeling suicidal?
If you are having thoughts of ending your life; or perhaps feeling that you just cannot carry on any more, then please know that you are not alone. Many of us have had suicidal thoughts at some point in our lives.
Having these feelings and thoughts is very much part of being human when we experience more psychological or emotional pain than we can manage at the moment. These feelings can sometimes feel overwhelming. they can feel as if they will never end. But please know, from many of us who have lived through these dark times, that with time and support, we can begin to manage these difficult times and come to understand that suicidal feelings will pass. This is why it is really important that if thoughts and feelings to end your life become so strong that you speak to someone and get help as soon as possible.
You can get help in many different ways.
A great tool for managing these feelings and thoughts is the Stay Alive App for Suffolk. Its also has information for you to reach out and get help to Stay Alive when you are feeling really unsafe and unable to carry on.
“I have used this app with volunteers and service users across the UK and the feedback is consistently positive. People have used it when in crisis and say it is literally life-saving.”
Suffolk User Forum Survey 2017
The Stay Alive app is a suicide prevention resource for the Suffolk, packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.
You can also read the strategies for staying safe, explore the tips on how to stay grounded when you’re feeling overwhelmed, try the guided-breathing exercises and support your own wellness by creating your own interactive Wellness Plan.
The app links you directly to local Suffolk and national crisis resources, so you won’t need to carry around slips of paper with contact details on, it’s all stored there within the app. If the resource isn’t listed, simply add in your own.
- Import safety contacts who can help if you are having thoughts of suicide, direct from your device.
- Create your own Wellness Plan for your recovery. A place for your positive thoughts, inspirations, and ideas.
- Equal breathing exercises to distract you from negative thoughts and help you stay calm.
Main Features include:
- Quick access to Suffolk crisis support helplines
- Quick Access to UK national crisis support helplines
- Immediate access to crisis services in Suffolk
- A safety plan which can be filled out by a person considering suicide
- A life box to which the user can upload photos from their phone reminding them of their reasons to stay alive
- Strategies for staying safe from suicide
- Suicide myth busting
- Researched based reasons for living
- Online support services and other helpful apps
- Suicide bereavement resources.
Download the ‘Stay Alive App’ onto your phone to help you plan a future, or ask for help now.
The Stay Alive App has been designed for Suffolk with funding from Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group, West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group and Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation Trust. Suffolk User Forum has lead on this development working in partnership with Grassroots suicide Prevention, who are the apps designers. The Stay Alive app won the patient safety awards in July 2015.
For more information visit Grassroots Suicide Prevention website by clicking here