Thinking about suicide
SuicideLine Victoria provides phone and online counselling for anyone who is struggling with situations in their life, from feeling low or stressed to the more complex issues of suicidal thoughts and grief arising from suicide. Feeling suicidal is itself a painful experience, but it is not something you have to bear alone. Reaching out for help is an important step towards getting the help you need to keep yourself safe.
SuicideLine Victoria has a number of resources available that can help you through this difficult time. If it is an emergency call 000.
Thinking about ending my life
Thinking about suicide, and feeling overwhelmed by circumstances in your life can lead to feelings of powerlessness and hopelessness. You may be feeling painfully alone right now, but it is important for you to know that other people have thought about ending their lives too. There is help available.Read article
Help when feeling overwhelmed and suicidal
Feeling overwhelmed and thinking about suicide can sometimes be triggered as a response to feeling you have no control over your life, or that things will never improve. You may feel terribly alone at the moment, but it is important to know that other people have been in similar situations and had similar feelings to those you’re having now. Help is available.Read article
Recovering after a suicide attempt
Following a suicide attempt, you may have conflicting feelings about your experience. It may be that you feel ashamed, confused, relieved, disappointed, or angry that you need help. Remember that while all these feelings are probably very intense for you right now, they will pass and a return to normal life is possible.Read article
How to talk about suicide
Talking about suicide with someone can be very tough. You may be concerned about what the other person will think and that they may tell you that you are overreacting. You might feel nervous or embarrassed. You might feel that it is easier to keep it to yourself rather than taking the risk of telling someone. However, if you chose the right person, then talking with them about how you are feeling can help.Read article
How to make a suicide safety plan
A suicide safety plan can play a vital role in keeping you safe. Your safety plan will remind you of reasons to live, and connect you with people and services who can help during difficult times, giving you perspective when you are feeling low, distressed or thinking about suicide.Read article
What is self-harm?
If you have been thinking about hurting yourself, you are not the only person to have felt this way or used self-harm to cope with difficult times in your life. Understand some of the reasons you may be self-harming and learn about alternative ways to manage your response when you start to feel like hurting yourself.Read article
Sleep and why it is important for your mental health
Your mental health, physical health, quality of life and safety is reliant on you getting enough sleep. During sleep, your body works to support healthy brain function and maintain your physical wellbeing. Sleep is just as important as a healthy diet and exercise.Read article
Loneliness and mental health
Loneliness is a negative emotion that can affect your mental health and develops when you aren’t getting enough meaningful social connection. Loneliness doesn’t just make you feel down – it may also increase your risk of developing mental health conditions.Read article
How to get help for financial stress and mental health
Although many people worry about money, financial stress is when the worry becomes all-consuming. Some situations that might cause financial distress include losing your job, being unable to get stable income and not being able to pay your bills. If you’re stressed about your finances, you’re not alone. Studies suggest that money is the top stressor in many peoples’ lives and may be a key reason for arguments and breakdowns in relationships.Read article