As the year draws to a close it’s time to look back at some of the most engaging topics and information that have resonated within our community. Over the course of the year we have discussed the benefits of sleep, the reasons why somebody may take their own life and what to do when somebody close attempts suicide.
Benefits of Sleep – why sleep is good for you and your mental health
We know we feel better after we sleep, but how does it really help our health and why is it so important?
Find out how a good night’s sleep can do wonders for your mental health and wellbeing.
Why would someone take their own life?
The rational reason as to why a friend or a loved one might take their own life can sometimes be difficult to understand. Read on to find out more about some of the common reasons that lead people to that decision.
5 vital steps when someone close attempts suicide
To hear that someone close to you has tried to take their own life can be one of the most distressing pieces of news you’ve ever been told. After the initial shock wears off, you’re probably going to want to help them, but knowing where to start can be a difficult first step to take.
In this piece we break down a series of steps that can get you started.
Why the pressure to be happy can make us unhappy
Having to work hard to be happy can sometimes be downright miserable! Life is full of ups and downs with a range of emotions.
Let’s take a look at 5 reasons why trying to be happy can be in fact making us unhappy.
Friend not coping? Advice on how to help
It’s difficult to watch a friend in need of help and not knowing where to start. In this article we’ve compiled some advice on what you can do to help a friend who is not coping.
Top five resources
- Supporting someone after a suicide attempt
- Recognising suicide warning signs
- Concerned about someone
- Recovering after a suicide attempt
- How to make a suicide safety plan
If you or someone you know is struggling and want to speak to a professional counsellor, SuicideLine Victoria is available 24/7. Call us on 1300 651 251.
If it is an emergency, call 000.