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      WARNINGS SIGNS

      CRISIS HELPLINES

      EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

Warning signs may include but are not limited to:

  • Withdrawing from family and friends
  • Having difficulty concentrating and thinking clearly
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Feeling tired most of the time
  • Gaining or losing a significant amount of weight
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or guilty
  • Talking about suicide or death
  • Self-destructive behaviour like drinking too much or abusing drugs
  • Losing interest in favourite things or activities
  • Giving away prized possessions
  • Mood swings
IMPORTANT
If a friend mentions suicide, take it seriously. If they have expressed an immediate plan, or have access to prescription medication or other potentially deadly means, do not leave them alone. Get help immediately.
 
The Samaritans
Pieta House
Aware
ISPCC Childline
Teen-Line Ireland 
116 123
1800 247 247
1890 30 33 02
1800 66 66 66
1800 83 36 34 
Don’t leave the person alone and get immediate help.

Call a GP, out of hours GP service, the ambulance service or call the Gardai. The Gardai can act as a safe haven. They have mental health protection policies in place and, in some cases, they have priority access to mental health services.

If the person is willing to travel for assiatnace, get the person you’re concerned about into a car or call a taxi. Get them to a hospital, GP surgery or out of hours clinic.  Take them to an Accident & Emergency unit if there is one nearby. You can also take them to a Garda Station as this is somewhere they can be protected until they receive professional assistance.
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 11:36

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