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Suicide Call Back Service provides phone and online counselling for anyone who is worried 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.

Suicide Call Back Service has a number of resources available that can help you through this difficult time. If it is an emergency call 000.

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Why do people become suicidal?

The idea that someone is feeling suicidal and wants to end their life can be a very confronting, and a difficult concept for many people. Understand the contributing factors and how you can help.

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Learn about suicide warning signs

A person who is thinking about suicide will usually give some clues or suicide signs to those around them that indicate they are distressed. These are often referred to as suicide warning signs. Suicide prevention starts with recognising these suicide warning signs and taking them seriously.

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Supporting someone who may be suicidal

Learning that someone you care about feels suicidal often marks the beginning of a stressful time. While this news may come as a shock to you, supporting someone who is suicidal through this difficult time is important.

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How to talk to somebody about suicide

Discussing suicidal thoughts may seem like a daunting prospect. Learn to shape these discussions with clear and practical advice.

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Supporting someone to get help

Looking after someone who is suicidal can be a difficult and overwhelming experience. After you’ve talked to them about how they’re feeling, the next step is to support them to get help and deal with these feelings, keeping them safe.

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Help someone create a suicide safety plan

A safety plan identifies the practical steps the person can take when managing a suicidal crisis that they understand will help them regain a sense of control, and identify the support systems available to them.

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Supporting someone after a suicide attempt

Discovering that someone you care about has tried to end their life can be a devastating experience. Understand the common feelings and reaction and learn how to support someone after a suicide attempt.

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Six signs my friend is depressed (and how I can help)

Depression is not always obvious and there can be many signs something is wrong. If you’re worried about your friend, here are some things to look out for.

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How to help when a friend is overwhelmed

Do you have a friend that is overwhelmed or struggling to cope? Having reached out and asked how they’re going, they’ve admitted they’re not coping well, but what next? Read our advice on how you can help a friend that’s overwhelmed.

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How can I tell if a friend is struggling?

Sometimes we notice right away if a friend is struggling or is overwhelmed by a situation. Other times it may be less obvious, but if we know the warning signs to look out for, we can reach out to help them get the support they need. Read on to understand the warning signs that your friend may need help.

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How do you talk to someone who is suicidal?

Talking to someone who is thinking about suicide may not be easy, but what you say and how you listen can make a significant difference to their wellbeing.

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Worried someone is suicidal - how to start the conversation

Realising that someone you care about may be thinking about suicide can come as a shock. It can be hard to understand why they feel this way and what has led up to this point. If you are worried, you should speak up and talk to your family member or friend about their feelings.

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