27 March 2013
The new SuicideLine Victoria website www.suicideline.org.au designed to assist Victorians at risk of suicide, or those worried about or bereaved by suicide was launched today by On the Line, Australia’s leading professional remote counselling provider.
The CEO of On the Line, Ms Alyson Miller said that, ‘SuicideLine Victoria provides telephone support to anyone living in Victoria affected by suicide. Recent statistics reveal that over 80% of people who contact the service are concerned about their own risk of suicide. To help we have refreshed the homepage to assist those at direct risk of suicide’.
The website contains a wide variety of new content, including issues such as how to talk about suicide, self-help options, how to access professional support, keeping yourself safe, information and support about self-harm, and information about how to cope after a suicide attempt.Media release