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 think about suicide?
Trying to understand why someone is considering ending their life can be very challenging. SuicideLine Victoria looks at negative life events and mental illness that could lead to suicidal thoughts.Read article
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
What are the signs that someone may be depressed?
Learn the common signs and symptoms of depression so you can help your friend or family member get the support they need.Read article
How can I help someone who is depressed?
There are many ways for you to help someone with depression and make a difference in their lives.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
Supporting someone after a suicide attempt
Discovering that someone you care about has tried to end their life can be a devastating experience. They will need supporting. Know what to say to someone who has attempted suicide.Read article
Why would someone take their own life?
Suicide is a major public health problem in Australia. 3,128 people took their own lives in 2017. How can you help someone with suicidal thoughts?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
How to talk to your kids about drugs
No matter how much you try and protect them, your children are going to live in a world where drugs exist. Therefore it is important you learn how to talk to your kids about drugs without alienating them.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
How do you talk to someone who may be suicidal?
Are you worried about someone who may have suicidal thoughts? Allowing them to talk about how they feel is extremely important. Here’s some advice on how to get the conversation started.Read article