YouTuber Logan Paul caused outrage after he posted a video to his channel showing a body hanging in a forest under the title ‘We found a dead body in the Japanese suicide forest’.
It was viewed over one million times on Logan’s YouTube channel before it was removed, with the 22-year-old later issuing an apology on Twitter.
In light of the coverage of the video, Metro.co.uk has compiled a list of organisations available to anyone who is suffering from depression, anxiety, or suicidal thoughts.
It may be incredibly difficult to ask for help when you are having suicidal thoughts, but it’s important to know that you are not beyond help and you do not have to suffer alone.
Talking to someone can help people see beyond feelings of despair but speaking to a family member or friend may be too difficult.
There are a number of telephone lines, text lines and email addresses you can use day or night if you or someone you know has hit a wall and needs to talk to someone confidentially.
It can help that the person at the end of the line is a neutral source of support and company.
In an emergency
If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts and don’t feel you can keep yourself safe right now seek immediate help by attending any hospital A&E department.
Alternatively, if you can’t get yourself to A&E, phone 999 and ask for an ambulance or ask someone else to call 999 on your behalf or take you straight to hospital.
If you need support right now
If you need to talk to someone but don’t want to go to A&E, there are other options available to you.
Contact your GP for an emergency appointment or to see someone from an out of hours team.
You can also call NHS 111 in England or NHS Direct 0845 46 47 in Wales.
Whatever you’re going through, you can call the Samaritans for free any time, from any phone by calling 116 123.
The charity provides support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
If you need a response immediately, it’s best to call on the phone and you don’t have to be suicidal to call.
You an also email [email protected], write to Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, PO Box 9090, Stirling, FK8 2SA or visit your local branch of Samaritans.
You can search for your nearest branch on the Samaritans website here.
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is a charity dedicated to preventing male suicide.
Male suicide is the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. In 2015, 75 percent of all UK suicides were male.
As well as a website, which you can access here, the charity also runs a phone helpline and webchat service between 5pm and Midnight every day to support men in the UK of any age.
If you are in need of support you can call 0800 58 58 58 or 0808 802 58 58 if calling from London.
The charity also produces a CALMzine offering support and advice as well as supporting to those who have been bereaved by suicide.
Visit the Mind website here or call 0300 123 3393 from Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm.
You can also email [email protected] or text 86463 to access Mind’s support services and find details of local Minds and other local services.
Childline runs a helpline for children and young people in the UK on 0800 1111 offering support on a range of issues.
Calls are free, confidential and available any time, day or night.
The number won’t show up on your phone bill.
The website also enables you to email Childline or set up a 1-2-1 chat with a counsellor, visit the site here.
Papyrus: Preventon of Young Suicide
Papyrus is a voluntary organisation that supports teenagers and young adults who are feeling suicidal.
Call HOPELine UK on 0800 068 41 41 – a specialist phone service staffed by trained professionals who can give practical advice, information and emotional support.
The phoneline is specifically aimed at people under the age of 35 who is experiencing suicidal thoughts, or anyone concerned about a young person.
You can also email [email protected], or text 07786 209697.
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
This charity provides a safe, confidential environment in which bereaved people can share their experiences and feelings.
Its website links to a number of other services as well as running a helpline and email support service for bereaved adults across the UK.
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