Are you, or someone you know, in crisis?
A mental health crisis often means that you no longer feel able to cope or be in control of your situation. You might be worried that you are at immediate risk of harming yourself, or someone else. You might need to try a few options before you find appropriate support but don’t give up trying – there is help available. If possible, ask someone to come along with you to the support service you contact.
Where to get help
A GP can offer support for anyone in crisis. If possible, ask someone to come along with you. Find a service near you:
HSE Mental Health Services
If you are being supported by a mental health team, or have been in the past, contact the service for support in a crisis.
Samaritans services are available 24 hours a day, for confidential, non-judgmental support.
- Freephone 116 123
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Visit www.samaritans.ie for more information
Pieta provide a range of suicide and self-harm prevention services.
- Freephone 1800 247 247 anytime day or night
- Text HELP to 51444 (standard message rates apply)
- Visit www.pieta.ie for more information
A free 24/7 text service, providing everything from a calming chat to immediate support for people going through a mental health or emotional crisis.
- Text HELLO to 50808, anytime day or night
- Visit www.text50808.ie for more information
Hospital and emergency services
If you, or someone you know is at immediate risk of harm, go to or call the emergency department of your local general hospital. You can also contact emergency services on 112 or 999 anytime, day or night.