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.More
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.
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.More
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.More
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.More
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.More
If you have been thinking about hurting yourself or engaging in self-harming behaviour, you are not the only person to have felt this way, or used self-harm as a way of coping with difficult times in your life. There are alternative ways to cope, and respond differently when you start to feel like hurting yourself.More
Suicide is a serious public health problem throughout Victoria. It is the leading cause of death among people aged 15 to 44 and is three times as prevalent in men as it is in women. Every suicide is an irreversible tragedy and a shocking loss to the community — however, the loss and devastation of suicide extends further than most of us realise.More
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.More
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.More
We never set out to fail. We set out with the hopes and dreams of being successful in whatever it is we do. Sometimes we’re successful, and sometimes we’re not, but accepting failure as part of everyday life can help. Let’s take a look at three strategies that can help you overcome failure.More
Social isolation and loneliness, despite sounding similar, are in fact quite different. Understand the differences between social isolation and loneliness.More