Do you have suicidal thoughts? This is where you get help:
If you have immediate suicidal thoughts or plans:
The emergency room can also contact a psychiatrist or psychologist when needed. You don’t have to come alone, you can bring someone you trust.
Do you need to talk to someone right now?
- Contact someone you trust, a friend or family member, your GP or a counsellor or psychologist at your place of study.
- 24-hours helpline: Mental Helse: 116 123 or Kirkens SOS: 22 40 00 40. The help is free of charge and you can be anonymous.
- 24-hours chat: Mental Helse: sidetmedord.no. The help is free of charge and you can be anonymous.
Are you worried that someone you know have suicidal thoughts or plans?
Many people in crisis are unable to seek help themselves. Therefore, it is important that you who are close by, take the initiative and talk to them.
- Ask direct questions. Ask if the person is thinking about taking their own life. If the answer is “yes”, ask what their plans are and when they plan to go through with it. If the person has specific thoughts or plans, you must make sure that the person gets professional help. You can offer to call, make an appointment and to accompany them to the appointment.
- In an emergency, contact the emergency services: 113
- If you want to discuss the situation with qualified health personnel, contact the emergency room at: 116 117
- For advice, call Mental Helses 24-hour helpline: 116 123 or Kirkens SOS: 22 40 00 40
- Read more about what you can do if someone is struggling with suicidal thoughts (NSSF) (NO)
When everything seems hopeless and living is difficult?
Having suicidal thoughts doesn’t necessarily mean that you will take your own life. Almost everybody has elusive suicidal thoughts sometime during their life, usually in connection with a life crisis. For the most part, these thoughts do not last very long and they «fly past» without resulting in anything.
Even though these thoughts usually will pass by themselves and things get better, it is good to talk to someone when life is difficult. This someone can be a friend, a family member or a counsellor.
Should the thoughts persist over time and change into concrete plans, you should seek out medical help. Good help can be found. Contact your GP or the student welfare association at your place of study.