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Suicide Prevention

If a life is in immediate danger call 000 (triple zero).

Thoughts and feelings of ending your life can be overwhelming and very frightening for both the person experiencing these thoughts and their loved ones. It can also be very difficult to know what to do and how to cope, so it’s important to remember help is always available.

If you’re thinking about suicide:

There are some simple steps you can take to get help:

  • If your life is in danger call emergency services – 000 (triple zero)
  • Speak to a trained professional at Lifeline – 13 11 14 (24 hours)
  • Talk to someone you trust. Tell them how you feel and that you are thinking of suicide and ask them to help you keep safe.
  • Get help and support to stay alive. You can contact a helpline, your GP, a counsellor, psychologist or psychiatrist, a hospital emergency department, minister, teacher or anyone you trust to keep you safe.

If someone you know is thinking about suicide:

There are some simple steps you can take to get help for them and yourself:

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Click on the resource links to find out more information about suicide prevention.

Click here to download a suicide bereavement help guide if you or someone you know has experienced the loss of a loved one through suicide.

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