Are you thinking about suicide?
You are not alone. Help is available.
These services are available to help you now:
|Lifeline: call 13 11 14, use online crisis chat or read their website for self-help tools and more information.|
|Suicide Call Back Service: call 1300 659 467, register for online counselling or read their website for practical tips and information.|
|Kids Helpline: call 1800 55 1800, use web or email counselling or read their website for info and stories.|
|MensLine Australia: call 1300 78 99 78, register for online chat counselling or video counselling or read the tools and information.|
Are you in danger?
If you, or someone you are with, is in immediate danger call 000 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department.
Just by reading this, a part of you is looking for ways to live and to get help for problems in your life. It is not uncommon to feel this way and many people have suicidal thoughts and are able to work through them and stay safe.
Thoughts and feelings of ending your life can be overwhelming and very frightening.
It can be very difficult to know what to do and how to cope, but help is available. For a more comprehensive list of support services available click here.
Have you lost someone to suicide?
Grief is a normal response to losing someone important to us. When someone dies by suicide, those bereaved often experience a very complicated form of grief caused by a combination of sudden shock, unanswered questions of ‘Why?’ and feelings of ‘What could I have done?’. They may experience a range of emotions highlighting the dramatic personal effect suicide can have and the important but difficult task of helping someone bereaved by suicide.
For those dealing with the suicide of someone they know, it is important they feel free to talk about their reactions to suicide openly and honestly, to find support to make sense of what has happened, deal with their grief and learn how to live with their loss.
To read more about suicide bereavement, find a service or support group near you, get practical tips to help you cope or to support a friend who is bereaved, follow these links:
You can also call any of the crisis services at any time to talk.
I am worried about someone or would like to learn more
To learn more about why people become suicidal, the warning signs of suicide or what you can do to help, check out the following links:
Support after a suicide attempt
beyondblue, with the Hunter Institute of Mental Health, has developed resources for people who have attempted suicide and their close family and friends.
These resources were developed with major input from many people who have attempted suicide and their family and friends; people just like you. They have been developed for ordinary, everyday people encountering the very difficult and intensely emotional time that occurs after a suicide attempt.
- Finding your way back: A resource for people who have attempted suicide
- Guiding their way back: A resource for people who are supporting someone after a suicide attempt
- Finding our way back: A resource for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples after a suicide attempt
Other services and help
No matter who you are or where you are in Australia, there is a service to help you.
- Butterfly Foundation Support Line 1800 33 4673
Depression and anxiety:
Culturally and linguistically diverse background:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples:
LGBTI, other sexuality, sex and gender diverse people: