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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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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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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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The #YouCanTalk campaign urges people to ask their family or friends if they are thinking about suicide, if they observe warnings signs https://t.co/iuvX9c44Bt #suicideprevention

Competition for Victorians 18-24: @unimelb @beyondblue are running a competition to make a suicide prevention campaign ad. Find out more at https://t.co/mw2QgQs2Nh. Applications close 20 July 2018. #SuicidePrevention

If you are affected by any of the recent news, our counsellors are here to support you.
Call SuicideLine Victoria on 1300 651 251 or visit https://t.co/Xu0yV0M0cf for resources and online counselling.

Separation #anxiety: 1 in 20 Australians struggle to cope with being apart from their loved ones. Read more https://t.co/jrjDR2WY5n via @Psych2Live. Need support? Call SuicideLine 1300 651 251