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Samaritans vision is that fewer people die by suicide, We work to achieve this vision by making it our mission to alleviate emotional distress and reduce the incidence of suicide feelings and suicidal behaviour.
What happens when you contact us varies slightly depending on whether you call, email, text, write or talk to us face to face. But our approach to supporting you stays the same.
You talk, we listen
We listen to you and help you talk through your concerns, worries and troubles.
We’ll focus on your thoughts and feelings rather than going into the details, so we may ask questions to help explore how you feel.
Most people aren’t suicidal
Most people who contact us are not suicidal. When you talk to us, we will give you an opportunity to talk about any thoughts or feelings you have, whatever they may be.
How does focusing on feelings help?
You’ll be able to see things more clearly. You’ll be able to think much more clearly about what your options are.
Sometimes people need to cry or show how angry they are at life, or go over their thoughts and feelings several times to make sense of them, and that’s fine. We’re there for as long as you need us.
We won’t tell you what you should do.
We won’t make decisions for you, and we’ll support the decisions you make.
You are the expert on your own life. Our advice or opinions are not important.