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Provides a supportive non-medical environment where people at acute suicidal risk can rest, reflect and be befriended confidentially and without judgement. Guests can stay for up to 4 nights and the aim is to alleviate despair and suicidal thoughts enough for them to re-connect with, or accept introductions to, other sources of continuing help. This is a free service.
Maytree - Suicide Respite House, 72 Moray Rd, Finsbury Park , London , N4 3LG
Area serviced:
020 7263 7070
020 7272 6863
Opening times:
Available 24 hours a day
How to apply:
Telephone or Email

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Services providing advice and information relating to all aspects of mental health.
This is the term used to describe experiences such as chronic fear, tension and panic attacks. Some people have an overwhelming feeling of dread that prevents them getting on with everyday life. Sleepless nights and recurring thoughts are common, as well as nausea, palpitations, dizziness and difficulty in breathing. Anxiety is the most common mental health problem people experience.
When a person is feeling suicidal they can also feel very self-destructive. The meaning is as follows: Suicide (from Latin sui caedere, to kill oneself) is the act of intentionally ending one's own life; it is sometimes a noun for one who has committed, or attempted the act.

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