Concerned about someone
SuicideLine Victoria provides phone and online counselling for anyone who is concerned about someone. Supporting someone who is thinking about suicide can be a stressful situation. You may even feel guilty that you are not doing enough. These are all natural responses. You don’t have to face the situation alone.
SuicideLine Victoria has a number of resources available that can help you through this difficult time. If it is an emergency call 000.
Why do people self-harm?
There are many complex reasons why someone engages in self-harming behaviour, and it can be a difficult and sensitive topic to talk about. Understand the possible reasons why people self-harm and what you can do to help someone who is hurting themselves.Read article
Recognising suicide warning signs
Someone who is thinking about suicide may give some clues to those around them that show they are distressed. If you recognise some of the suicide warning signs, please take them seriously so that the person can get the support they need.Read article
Supporting someone who may be thinking about suicide
Supporting someone you care about, who is feeling suicidal can represent the beginning of a stressful and upsetting time. You might not be sure what to say to the person, or be worried that you’ll say the wrong thing and make things worse.Read article
Five important steps after someone close attempts suicide
What do you do when you find out someone close to you has tried to end their life?Read article
Friend not coping - advice on how to help
You’ve noticed your friend isn’t coping and you have reached out. You have asked them how they are going and they have admitted they are struggling and feel overwhelmed. Now you’re wondering what to do next. Read our advice on how you can help a friend that’s not coping.Read article