Signs you may be struggling to cope

You can’t put your finger on it but you’re not on top form.

You feel tired more often, you’re emotional and the things you used to love doing now don’t hold the same appeal.

You can’t really generalise how struggling to cope can make you feel or act, but if you think these symptoms sound like you or someone you know, please get in touch with us now.  

  • Lacking energy or feeling tired
  • Feeling restless and agitated
  • Feeling tearful
  • Not wanting to talk to or be with people
  • Not wanting to do things you usually enjoy
  • Using alcohol or drugs to cope with feelings
  • Finding it hard to cope with everyday things

You can call, email, write a letter, or visit us at one of our 201 branches. Find more information on what to do if you're struggling to cope.

You don’t have to feel suicidal to get in touch. Only 1 person in 5 who calls Samaritans actually says that they feel suicidal.

If you're worried about someone else, we can help.

"I felt cloudy, confused, detached, was crying and miserable… Samaritans give me hope that my circumstances can change… I guess I feel someone’s on my side."