If you’re experiencing a crisis situation or are feeling suicidal or homicidal, now is the time to short-circuit the process of evaluating alternatives for counselling or therapy and go straight to a service designed for emergency support.
In the case of an emergency, searching through the options for counselling or therapy via an online directory simply takes too long. On top of that, very few individual practitioners in counselling or therapy actually offer emergency support anyway.
RightTherapist.com recommends seeking immediate face-to-face support via your physician as the top priority if you are in crisis or feeling suicidal or homicidal. If that is not immediately available to you within a few hours, or you feel unable or unwilling to contact your physician face-to-face, we recommend contacting an organisation such as The Samaritans or Befrienders Worldwide.
The Samaritans in particular offer a 24-hour service and can be contacted both through their website and in the following ways:
- Helpline 1: 08457 909090 (UK local rate) or +44 1603 611311
- Helpline 2: +44 (0) 8457 90 91 92 (UK minicom)
- Helpline 3: 1850 60 90 90 (ROI – local rate)
- Helpline 4: 1850 60 90 91 (ROI minicom)
- Email Helpline: email@example.com
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