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Is Lifeline only for people who are feeling suicidal?
Lifeline is here to help people living in Northern Ireland who are experiencing distress or despair. Lifeline counsellors are experienced in helping with many types of issues including suicide, self-harm, abuse, trauma, depression and anxiety. You can call about anything that might be troubling you.
Lifeline counsellors are experienced in dealing with all sorts of issues including supporting people who are feeling suicidal.
You may not feel that you are currently at risk of harming yourself but are worried about how you are coping. It is a good idea to seek help before you feel overwhelmed by your problems.
You may also want to visit www.mindingyourhead.info which is for those who are worried about poor mental health and would like to know how to maintain good mental health. It discusses how you can spot the symptoms of a potential mental health problem and suggests some simple ways to improve mental health. This website also provides a directory of services in Northern Ireland relating to a wide range of issues.