Share this 1-minute suicide test and save a life
Suicide takes more lives than murders and wars do.
The problem is clearly serious, and again and again we hear news of someone else who died by suicide.
One of the biggest problems is, suicides are difficult to predict. Sometimes, even the person who takes their lives by suicide doesn't appreciate how serious the problem is.
So I created this free online suicide test to help make it easier to come to this difficult decision: am I really suicidal and do I need to get help for my mental health? Don't wonder how serious the problem is: take one minute to find out right now.
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This is NOT the same as actually going to see a doctor: the scores don't represent a diagnosis. But if you've been uncertain about whether you might need to get help, this is a good place to start.
And don't forget: knowing there's a problem is the first step to getting help for it.
Keep reading after the test for hotlines to call if you're in Nigeria.
So, as per the hotlines below, I have one request: please save them to your phone.
Like, right now. Go on, do it. Don't put it off one second. (Someone is taking their lives every 40 seconds, so go figure.)
- NIGERIA: Suicide Prevention Initiative on +2348062106493 or Mentally Aware Nigeria +2348060101157
- UK: samaritans.org. Hotline: +44 (0) 8457 90 90 90 (UK) or 1850 60 90 90 (ROI). E-mail Helpline: firstname.lastname@example.org
- US: Click on your state.
- Anywhere else, check here.
Here are the main details again:
Here's the line, for you to copy and paste in your phone:
Nigeria Suicide Prevention Initiative +2348062106493
You can also call the amazing folks at Mentally Aware:
08060101157 08093565520 08136770508
Have you saved the numbers? No? WHY?
NOTE: The self-test above is for your information only and cannot replace a professional mental health consultation. It is based on the Suicidal Behaviours Questionnaire – Revised (SBQ-R), by Osman, Bagge, Gutierrez, Konick, Kopper, & Barrios (2001). The SBQ-R is a clinically valid and reliable test for quickly identifying people at increased risk of suicide.