SuicideLine Victoria is a free 24/7 telephone, video and online counselling service offering professional support to people at risk of suicide, people concerned about someone else’s risk of suicide, and people bereaved by suicide.

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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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World Suicide Prevention Day

In Australia, 2016 saw 2,866 Australians take their own life with another 65,000 people attempting suicide, and hundreds of thousands thinking about suicide. The suicide rate is also more than twice the road toll. Working Together to Prevent Suicide is 2018’s theme for World Suicide Prevention Day, chosen intentionally as it highlights the most essential ingredient for effective global suicide prevention – collaboration.

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Concerned about the effects of alcohol

While many of us like a drink from time to time, for some of us, the effect of alcohol is negatively impacting our day to day lives. Understand how alcohol can effect your wellbeing.

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Myths about schizophrenia

It’s Schizophrenia Awareness Week and there are many misunderstandings about schizophrenia; what it is and how it affects people. SuicideLine Victoria is working to reduce the stigma of schizophrenia by looking at the most common myths and comparing them to the facts.

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What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness in its most basic form is to be fully present, aware of where you are and what you are doing. It is paying attention to the present moment and not reacting or getting overwhelmed by what’s going on around you. Read on and understand how to practice mindfulness.

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