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Thinking about ending my life

Have you been thinking about suicide? You may be feeling alone right now, but it is important to know that other people have thought about ending their lives too. There is help available. Other people thinking about suicide will have had similar thoughts to your own.

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Recognising suicide warning signs

Someone who is thinking about suicide will usually give some clues away to those around them that show they are troubled. Read on to understand and recognise the suicide warning signs people might give off when they are feeling distraught and overwhelmed.

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Have you been bereaved by suicide?

Bereavement after a suicide can often be very complicated. In addition to grief, people bereaved by suicide can experience shock, guilt, anger and social isolation. Read on for information on understanding the grieving process and your emotions.

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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.

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Benefits of sleep – why sleep is good for your mental health

We may not think about sleep too much, but we know that it is beneficial in some way. We often feel ‘out of sorts’ after a bad night’s sleep but are ready to take on anything after a good night’s sleep. So what are the benefits of sleep for our mental health and why is sleep so important?

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Neighbour Day – The power of social interaction and community

Neighbour Day, Australia’s annual celebration of community, is taking place on 25 March. The #NeighbourDay campaign encourages us to connect with people who live in our neighbourhood. It is also a great time to look at the ways participation in social and community events boosts our mental health and wellbeing.

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Why the pressure to be happy can make us unhappy

Our obsession with happiness and positivity is a relatively modern phenomenon. Ironically though, striving to ‘achieve happiness’ could be making us unhappy. Here are 5 reasons why trying to be happy could be making us unhappy.

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