If you, or someone you care about, is in crisis and you think immediate action is needed, call emergency services (triple zero – 000), contact your doctor or mental health crisis service, or go to your local hospital emergency department. Do not leave the person alone, unless you are concerned for your own safety.

To speak to someone immediately contact the beyondblue Support Service on 1300 22 4636 or Lifeline 13 11 44.

Having thoughts about suicide is not uncommon.

It doesn't make you weird, but it also doesn't mean you have to follow through on them.

A lot of people struggle with thoughts of suicide at some point in their life and are brave enough  to get the help they need to keep living. That doesn't mean their problems just 'go away', it means they connect with people who understand and have been there before. 

 

What you think doesn't have to be who you are, in fact, what you think today, might not be what you think tomorrow and may be totally different to how you feel in 4 week's time. The feelings are real, but they can change.

Just because you have those thoughts, doesn't mean you have to act on them, it just means that there are some things you need to work through. 

There is no reason to feel ashamed of these thoughts, or to feel weaker than the people around you.

We here at iZRA understand that life often doesn't go the way we like, but we also believe that you are strong. 

 

No matter what thoughts go through your mind, we want to remind you that-

You are not weird.

You are never trapped.

You are never out of solutions. 

You are strong enough to get through- you have a future.

You are never alone. 

The good in life is worth sticking around for.

If you are having thoughts about suicide, you need to know that many have made it through these feelings without causing harm and that there are people who care enough to help you. They aren't going to tell you that it's stupid or that you are over reacting- seriously, they wake up in the morning, SUPER KEEN to help people like you and they are GOOD at it. 

WHAT TO DO:

  • Get in touch with Lifeline- you can call them on 13 11 14 OR chat online from 6pm-2am.

  • Share with someone you trust – you shouldn't go through this alone. Tell them how you feel and that you are thinking of suicide. Ask them to help you keep safe. If they don't understand it, find someone who does.

  • If life is in danger – call emergency services 000

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