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    The samaritans

    I really dislike the samaritans service. Every time I've phoned it's just made me feel worse. Has anyone else had this problem?
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    I'm really struggling

    I'm doing all the 'right' things, but my suicidal urges are coming back. I don't know what to do now. I spoke to my support worker before. I don't feel like it's appropriate to call her again. I could phone mental health matters, or the Samaritans. I'm not sure..........
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    What can I say? Can't speak to people in supported housing as they currently busy. Said to phone back later. Just spoke to Samaritans but what can they say? What can anyone say? I am having really strong urges. I am very scared. I don't know what to do. ps. sorry, I realised someone else...
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    Finally plucked up the courage to phone Samaritans

    I've been feeling suicidal with strong urges. Finally plucked up the courage to phone Samaritans (I usually text). The lady I spoke to was lovely. We were on the phone for nearly an hour. I still have urges but have come up with a plan of what I'm going to do to stay safe. Dare I say, I'm...
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    Alternative services in Scotland?

    Afternoon all, I am a new member and have already learnt so much from my reading on the forum. I am so glad to find a place for mental health discussion. I've been struggling with my mental health over the past ten years - this last year was particularly difficult and I am now beginning to...
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    really struggling

    Hi I dont have the guts to tell my parents how I'm really feeling,and have no way of getting to a and e myself right now,I visited an Ipswich Samaritans branch and they made me realise what I need was to get rid off this job and tell my parents I planned to go round my mums tonight and tell her...
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    Samaritans responses

    I'll first say that I have the greatest respect for the Samaritans and the fact that they're all volunteers really helps restore my faith in humans. However, I contacted them recently and I found their responses quite generic, and frustrating at times. No matter how much detail I gave about what...
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    Can someone give me the text number for Samaritans please asap
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    im really bad

    Hi sorry to post again it's just I only feeel I can speak to people on Here or Samaritans but I'm really bad I'm feeling I want to self harm as don't want to be here anymore but know if I do and unsuccessful I will be sectioned.
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    No where left

    I know I've have posted quite a lot this week and have found messages of support helpful. I find myself alone even after speaking to my crisis team and then a phone call to a very nice lady at Samaritans I wish I didn't have depression I just feel this total burden and just to make things I had...
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    Samaritans ending calls

    I phone the UK Samaritans a lot at the moment, on average a few times a week. Yes, I do feel suicidal, I'm diagnosed autistic and have chronic depression and anxiety - just to clarify that I'm not someone who just phones "for a chat" although I usually speak in a very matter-of-fact way, only...
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    New Samaritans FreeCall number

    From Tuesday 22nd September 2015 the Samaritans have launched a new free call number. 116 123 This is free from landlines and all mobiles and will not show up on the telephone bill. Even if you don't have credit left on your mobile, you should still be able to phone if you need to talk to...
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    Depression - Crisis - Help?

    I am unsure about how to even start here. I am in my early 60s, and my physical health has been deteriorating for years now because of a lifelong health condition. Going outdoors is now often very stressful and often difficult for me. I lost my job because of this and returned to live with my...
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    seeing a male

    Hi, I have been on the waiting list to have CBT. I have been given a male student-therapist. I am finding this very traumatic as I am afraid of being alone in a room with a male, as I have been attacked and abused at different times. I told him I felt uncomfortable and I told my care coordinator...
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    Scottish Borders

    Scottish Borders New Horizons Borders Unit 10b Galabank Business Park Wilderhaugh Galashiels Selkirkshire TD1 1PR 01896 755510 [email protected] "We empower each other through self-help, mutual support and, at the same time, raise public awareness by challenging public and professional...
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    getting a strong 'voice'

    hello forum users, I have two weeks off work,been drinking too much and I have had anxiety in the past. I saw my doctor but was just not able to say I am getting thoughts in my mind regarding suicide to be blunt. I don't think this is right with anxiety,new to me anyway.I,m trying hard to see...
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    How can I get over the past?

    Just spoken to samaritans again. Cried about the past. Four years ago. Illness and poor treatment basically. Shouldn't upset me so much. But it does. It's holding me back. Making me drink. Psychological trauma. How do I move on?
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    Samaritans Radar analyses Twitter to identify users at risk for suicide

    Samaritans Radar analyses Twitter to identify users at risk for suicide Suicide prevention charity Samaritans is mining Twitter for signs of people “struggling to cope”, with the aim of alerting their friends and advising them on how to provide support. Samaritans Radar launched today as a...
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    Do i need a counsellor?

    I'm in two minds. It's expensive but is it worth it? Should i just rely on the samaritans? Are they just as good and anonymous too which is good. I just can't make my mind up. It's £15 per hour so pretty cheap, and she is experienced.
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    I think it's time to call the Samaritans

    Worthless doesn't even come close to how I am feeling now. What's the worst they can say? I need help.