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.

13 11 14 24/7 phone counselling service plus overnight online counselling between 7pm and 4am

13 11 14

24/7 phone counselling service plus overnight online counselling between 7pm and 4am

1300 659 467 24/7 free telephone and online counselling for people whose friends, family and co-workers are suicidal.

1300 659 467

24/7 free telephone and online counselling for people whose friends, family and co-workers are suicidal.

 
1300 78 99 78 24/7 telephone and online counselling service for men with relationship and family concerns

1300 78 99 78

24/7 telephone and online counselling service for men with relationship and family concerns

1800 888 236 24/7 information, counselling and referral for drug and alcohol issues.

1800 888 236

24/7 information, counselling and referral for drug and alcohol issues.

1800 55 1800 24/7 counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years; online counselling for older kids & their parents/carers

1800 55 1800

24/7 counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years; online counselling for older kids & their parents/carers