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.
Recognising suicide warning signs
Someone who is thinking about suicide will usually give some clues also known as suicide warning signs to those around them that show they are troubled. Suicide prevention starts with recognising these warning signs and treating them seriously.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
How do I help a friend who is thinking about suicide?
Being a friend to somebody who is thinking about suicide is one of the most important undertakings as a friend you can be tasked with. But where do you start? Learn suicide warning signs and how to start a conversation with somebody thinking about suicide.Read article
How do I talk to someone after a suicide attempt?
Discovering someone you care about has attempted to take their life can be a shock. You may find it hard to understand what led up to that point and why you were not able to help. It can be difficult to find the right words when you’re feeling quite emotional yourself. SuicideLine Victoria has some suggestions on how to start the conversation.Read article
Supporting someone who is experiencing domestic violence
If someone has told you that they are experiencing domestic violence, you may initially feel overwhelmed and unprepared to help. But there are things you can do to support the person. Understand how you can help someone who is experiencing domestic violence.Read article