Many people experience thoughts of suicide at some point in their lives. If you’re having suicidal thoughts, know that you’re not alone.
You should also know that feeling suicidal isn’t a character flaw, and it doesn’t mean you’re weak. These thoughts are telling you that you’re experiencing more pain or sadness than you have ever experienced and find it very hard to cope with at this time.
Right now, it may seem as though your sadness and pain will never end. But it’s important to realize that with help, you can overcome your suicidal feelings and thoughts.
Seek help immediately if you’re thinking about acting on your suicidal thoughts.
The Wayback Service: 1300 780 081
NT Mental Health: 1800 682 288
LifeLine: 13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
Postvention Australia : 1300 024 357
There is help available for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
You can also visit your local GP and/or present to your local hospital Emergency Department or Health Service.
No matter how bad you feel right now, know that there are ways of dealing with what you are feeling.
No matter how much pain you may be experiencing right now, know that there is support and help for you.
Talk to someone
You should never try to deal with suicidal feelings on your own. Professional help, support from loved ones and friends can make it easier for you to overcome any challenges that are causing suicidal thoughts. There are also many organizations and support groups that can help you to cope with your suicidal feelings and thoughts. Support groups understand what you are feeling and can even help you with tips to overcome your pain and sadness that you are feeling now.
Give yourself the time you need and don’t try to go it alone.