The thought that someone you know and care about could be contemplating suicide can be quite confronting. While it may seem impossible to help them, there is actually a lot you can do. Understanding a little more about suicide and the support services available in the community is a good step towards keeping them safe.
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- BeyondBlue lists common warning signs including feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, loneliness and disconnection. Prior suicide attempts, making preparations or plans for suicide such as a method, tidying up affairs or writing farewell notes
- Suicide Call Back Service provide free counselling for people whose friends, family and co-workers are suicidal. Help is available via online chat or on the phone 24/7 1300 659 467
- SuperFriend’sPeer Support Booklet provides practical suggestions for listening to and supporting work colleagues who may be experiencing mental health challenges.
- If a friend is posting about self-harm or suicide, Facebook has a tool to Report Suicidal Content
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All of the following services are available 24/7 and are here to help you. Give them a call.