In an emergency

Dial 000 for an ambulance for immediate assistance in the event of an attempted suicide.

If a person is highly distressed and feeling unsafe or thinks they are a risk to themselves – go to a public emergency department where there are doctors, nurses and social workers 24 hours a day.

 

 

If a person is highly distressed and feeling unsafe or thinks they are a risk to themselves but refuses to go to a public emergency department, you can call:

 

  The Mental Health Emergency Response Line, free call on 1300 555 788 or 1800 676 822

  Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467 – a 24 hour, nationwide service

  Rurallink for country areas on 1800 552 002

 

SUPPORT AND HELP

  headspace.org.au – for young people aged 12 – 25 going through a hard time.

  blackdoginstitute.org.au – dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by mood disorders.

   reachout.com – an anonymously get access to information and support services 24/7.

   kidshelp.com.au – a national 24 hour phone counselling for children.

   lifeline.org.au – support following a suicide.

   suicideprevenionaust.org – National umbrella body.

   beyondblue.org.au – working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance misuse.

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