How to talk to somebody about suicide
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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.
Looking after someone who is suicidal can be a difficult and overwhelming experience, but you do not need to do it alone. There are ways you can get help.
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.
The Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 provides immediate support to anyone feeling suicidal. In addition, they can provide ongoing support with up to three telephone counselling sessions. The Suicide Call Back Service also offers online counselling.
See our Accessing professional help page for a list of other support options available to help someone who is suicidal.
If you are with someone who is in immediate danger, or concerned for their safety in any way:
If you are worried about someone, and need someone to talk to, call the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467 to speak to a counsellor.
If it is an emergency, please call 000.
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