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Can i call the samaritans only if i am suicidal

(21 Posts)
woolypigs Sat 05-Apr-14 18:07:34

That basically. I just can't believe how I manage to fuck up time and time again

SauvignonBlanche Sat 05-Apr-14 18:13:43

No, you can all the Samaritans whenever you feel the need to. flowers

woolypigs Sat 05-Apr-14 18:22:00

that was meant to say am not suicidal. cant even bloody type properly.
I do wonder if I should go for a long walk and see where I end up. Easter holidays and a 7 year old have put a stop to that though.
I could just walk and walk and walk.

SauvignonBlanche Sat 05-Apr-14 18:25:04

I knew what you meant, give them a call.

woolypigs Sat 05-Apr-14 18:26:23

actually I am not sure how the title should read. like everyyhing else things just dont make sense anymore. everytime I think I have got somewhere, you know taken a couple of steps forward I seem to then take a huge fucking leap back. Which is fine if its just me but its the others around me that are hurt by my stupid actions

sybilfaulty Sat 05-Apr-14 18:27:50

The Samaritans are there to listen to anyone who needs an ear. Whatever your problem, if you need yo get it out / run something past someone or even just say something out loud to a neutral person who cares, give them a bell.

Best wishes to you flowers

sybilfaulty Sat 05-Apr-14 18:29:01

Woolly- just chat. They will listen to you, as will we.

Is there something we can do yo help?

poorincashrichinlove Sat 05-Apr-14 18:31:50

Be kind to yourself woolypigs thanks
Samaritans will listen and not judge you

TheKnightsThatSayNee Sat 05-Apr-14 18:34:47

Call them. My friend volenteers for them and they get a real range of calls. They will be happy to talk to you.

woolypigs Sat 05-Apr-14 18:40:21

Thanks. I don't want to waste their time when there could be someone really needing their help.

So much going on I have depression, anxiety blah blah. Ad's now for 2 months, sleeping tablets just fir one week. I have recently rang lets talk and they agree I need one to one councelling.

CinnabarRed Sat 05-Apr-14 18:40:47

You can call and chat. Or call and cry. Or call and stay silent. Whoever is on the other end of your call won't mind a bit.

My brother is a Samaritan. He doesn't mind any if the calls (other than the ones who have already taken an overdose and call so they have someone to keep them company as they pass. He's had that twice and was deeply, deeply upset. He didn't know when to end the call - sometime after they had stopped responding to his questions, but he agonised over whether they might have still been able to hear him but not respond. What if they heard him disconnect?)

SauvignonBlanche Sat 05-Apr-14 18:41:46

You wouldn't be wasting their time at all.

CinnabarRed Sat 05-Apr-14 18:42:37

Sorry - I only told you that to emphasis just how very much OK your call or calls to them will be. I hope that came across.

Best wishes to you and your DC.

Ledkr Sat 05-Apr-14 18:42:58

The Samaritans were the ones who helped me leave my highly abusive relationship years ago. I rang in desperation and fear but was not suicidal.
They sorted it all out for me there and then.
I am eternally grateful.

woolypigs Sat 05-Apr-14 18:43:48

What an amazing person your brother is and goes back and helps again and again.
I keep telling. Myself to snap out of it, things aren't that bad. People have a lot more to deal with than me.

CinnabarRed Sat 05-Apr-14 18:45:20

Honestly, my brother would love to hear from you.

woolypigs Sat 05-Apr-14 18:46:39

I am out of the relationship but somehow the guilt and control are still there. Ihave a boyfriend who has been amazingly supportive and all I seem to do is hurt him. Today by mistake my wedding photos were pulled out. He felt it like a kick in the stomach as he knows what my ex put me through. But also wonders why I still have the photos

CinnabarRed Sat 05-Apr-14 18:51:03

Also, one of his top tips for coping with difficult thoughts and anxiety - I know this sound daft - is colouring in. You can get designs to aid meditation with very intricate geometric patterns and felt tips in all the colours of the rainbow for next to nothing in Poundland.

All of the patterns here are free to print;
geometrycoloringpages.com

Worth a go?

Partridge Sat 05-Apr-14 19:53:48

I volunteer for a helpline. We do it because we want calls. Call them. thanks

Chloerose75 Sat 05-Apr-14 20:00:04

You don't have to be suicidal. I called them when grieving and felt hopeless but not actually suicidal.

Hope you are ok OP flowers

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