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Even with her mum by her side, 19 year old Emily felt desperate and alone. Then she contacted Samaritans.
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Instead of feeling excited about her future, 19-year-old Emily felt desperate and alone. Worried about upsetting her family, she kept it all to herself. But then she saw a card advertising Samaritans and realised that she didn’t need to.
Suicide is the biggest killer of young people aged 16 to 24.
In the UK and Ireland, around 600 young people (aged 25 and under) die by suicide every year. Every single one of these deaths is a tragedy that devastates families, friends and communities.
Young people report feeling lonely more often than older age groups.
The best thing about speaking to Samaritans was that they didn’t know anything about me, so I didn’t feel they were judging me. I could be completely honest about how I felt without worrying about upsetting anyone. When my Mum found out, she was so grateful Samaritans had been there for me and relieved I had someone to turn to.