Getting Help

The Irish Association of Suicidology is not a crisis service, however we aim to assist you in finding the help you need.

If you are feeling suicidal or are concerned about someone who is at risk of suicide it is important that you get help immediately. The following information will assist you in obtaining help.

If You Are Feeling Suicidal

If you are feeling suicidal it is important that you take immediate steps to keep yourself safe.

  • Tell someone how you feel and, if possible, have them stay with you until you get help.
  • Contact a health professional and tell them you are feeling suicidal and need urgent assistance.
  • Take practical steps to keep yourself safe by connecting with people, and managing your thoughts.


Getting Immediate Help:

(24hr services)

  • Contact Samaritans on 116 123 (ROI)
  • Contact your local doctor or GP out-of-hours service
  • Go to, or contact, the Accident & Emergency Dept of your nearest hospital
  • In Northern Ireland contact Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90, or LifeLine on 0808 808 8000


(other crisis organisations)

  • Pieta House on 01-6010000 or
  • SoSad Ireland (Drogheda 041-9848754; Navan 046-9031855; Dundalk 042-9327311)
  • Rural Stress Helpline on 1800 742 645
  • LGBT  support helpline 1890 929539
If You Are Feeling Suicidal
Helping Someone Who Is Suicidal
Seeking Bereavement Support
Moving Forward After A Suicide Attempt
Other Mental Health Resources
Other Research Resources