Urgent help for suicidal thoughts click here.

How To Talk About Suicide

Words Matter – A Guide

Learning how to talk about suicide in a hopeful, respectful way has the power to save lives.

Thank you to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health for the provision of these guidelines on talking about the topic of suicide with care and compassion. They explain how choosing the right words can avoid stigmatization and actually have a positive effect.

Suicide intervention

  • We need to talk about suicide more often so that people with suicidal thoughts are able to speak out about their struggles without fear of judgement.
  • Click here to view a PDF from the Wellbeing Portal, about training suicide prevention skills to those in the farming community. Download below.
  • More information on training can be found though The Wellbeing Portal.



  • Helpline: 116 123, open 24/7.
  • Online address:
  • Email:
  • Working to reduce deaths by suicide in the UK.
  • You don’t have to be suicidal to call us. You can talk to us about anything that’s troubling you. If you’re going through a tough time, you don’t have to face it alone. 

Suicidal signs

  • Coping with suicidal thoughts: click here.
  • What to do if you think someone you know is not okay, click here.
  • STOP Suicide has listed the signs to spot the warning signs of suicide:

BBC farmers struggling with mental health: click here to watch video.

Click here to see suicidal helplines and to get help now.


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