Do you think about suicide? | ACT
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If you are thinking about about suicide then talking to somebody that you trust is a good start, but there are many things that you can do to keep yourself safe and to work through the tough times.
Talk to someone you trust
This can be a family member or friend, a colleague, teacher, minister, your local doctor, or an anonymous 24-hour telephone counselling service such as Lifeline on 13 11 14.
Exercising and eating well can help you to feel better and manage difficult life events.
Avoid drugs and alcohol
Many drugs are depressants and can make you feel worse. They don’t help to solve problems.
Write down your feelings
This can help you to understand yourself better and help you to think about alternative solutions to problems.
Avoid being alone
If you are having thoughts about suicide, stay with a family member or friend or have someone stay with you until your thoughts decrease.
Set yourself small goals
This can help you move forward and feel in control.
A great list of links and important contacts for more information and help.
- Visit the Let's Talk website
- ACT Suicide Prevention Services
- Lifeline Australia – Ph: 13 11 14
- Kids Helpline – Ph: 1800 551 800
- ACT Crisis and Assessment Team – Ph: 1800 629 354
- Suicide Call Back Service – Ph: 1300 659 467
- Mensline Australia – Ph: 1300 78 99 87
- Carers ACT – Ph: 02 6296 9900
- headspace – Ph: 02 6201 5343
- Multicultural Mental Health Australia
- OzHelp Foundation Ltd – Ph: 1300 OZHELP (1300 694 357)
- StandBy - Ph: 0423 063 839
- QLife Support Service – Ph: 1800 184 527
- LIFE Living is for everyone
- Mens Health
- Working Together – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practices: