The National Crisis Helpline allows you to discuss your thoughts, feelings and situation in life with a crisis worker or a trained volunteer. The phone conversation can help you to look into the future and see beyond your current situation in life. The crisis helpline also provides instructions and advice in seeking further help.
Crisis Helpline in Finnish
call 09 2525 0111
on Mon-Fri 09.00-07.00, weekends and public holidays 15.00-07.00
Crisis Helpline in Arabic and English
call 09 2525 0113
on Mon, Tue 11-15, Wed 13-16 and 17-21, Thu 10-15
Crisis Helpline in Swedish
call 09 2525 0112
on Mon, Wed 16-20, Tue, Thu and Fri 9-13
Local crisis centres
Crisis centres around Finland offer help and support to citizens in diffucult life situations. In the crisis centers, you can confidentially discuss your life situation with a crisis worker or a trained volunteer.
On-duty health care centre or hospital
You can always seek assistance from the health care centre or on-duty hospital in your own neighbourhood. Each town has a hospital that is on call 24 hours a day. When seeking help from a health care centre or emergency room, you should let the personnel know you are having suicidal thoughts and need help. The need for help should not be downplayed. Help can be offered in the form of someone to talk to, hospitalisation, or medication for depression. Self-destructive thoughts are often the result of an undiagnosed or untreated depression. Read more about treatment for depression.
You can find your own on-duty hospital from the web page presenting the health care services of your town. See examples of health care services provided by different towns: Helsinki, Vantaa, Lahti. Some towns offer the chance to seek help from a psychiatric emergency clinic without a doctor’s referral.
Occupational health care, private health care centres, school and student health care
Health care services offer a wide range of help for persons with suicidal thoughts. For example, personal thoughts can be discussed with company nurses and doctors, or with the school nurse. Overcoming loneliness and sharing the personal situation with somebody opens up the chance to move forward from a seemingly impossible situation. In addition to conversations, health care professionals will help with further care, such as providing someone to talk to and beginning medical treatment.