Thinking About

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Thinking about ending my life

Reasons why people think about suicide Have you been thinking about suicide? Your thoughts might be about wishing you were dead or you may have considered how you would end your life. You might have been thinking that your family and friends would be better off without you. You may be feeling overwhelmed by circumstances...

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Help when feeling overwhelmed and suicidal

What can you do if you are feeling overwhelmed and suicidal? Have you been feeling overwhelmed and thinking about suicide? You may have found yourself wishing that you were dead, or perhaps that your friends and family would be better off if you were. You may have even considered how you would kill yourself. Sometimes...

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Recovering after a suicide attempt

Support after a suicide attempt Following a suicide attempt, you may have conflicting feelings about your experience. It may be that you feel ashamed, confused, relieved, disappointed, or angry that you need help. A common experience for people after a suicide attempt is lethargy and physical fatigue. The suicide attempt, reactions from others and the...

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How to talk about suicide

Who can you talk to about suicide? Talking about suicide with someone can be very tough. You may be concerned about what the other person will think and that they may tell you that you are overreacting. You might feel nervous or embarrassed. You might feel that it is easier to keep it to yourself...

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Get help with professional support

Asking for help is an important step towards getting the support you need Feeling suicidal can be an overwhelming and painful experience, but it is not something you have to bear alone. You can get help. There is professional support available for anyone affected by suicide. There are a number of services and professionals available...

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How to make a suicide safety plan

A suicide safety plan can play a vital role in keeping you safe Your safety plan will remind you of reasons to live, connecting you with people and services who can help during difficult times, giving you perspective when you are feeling low, distressed or thinking about suicide. Work with a trusted family member or...

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What is self-harm

Understanding self-harm Self-harm is when you deliberately inflict pain, injury or damage to yourself and is often seen as a coping mechanism to deal with intense emotional discomfort. If you have been thinking about hurting yourself or engaging in self-harming behaviour, you are not the only person to have felt this way, or used self-harm...

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Sleep and why it is important for your mental health

Learn how sleep can affect your mental and physical health plus 11 sleep tips for getting a better night’s rest.

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Loneliness and mental health

Loneliness and mental health are linked. Learn how to manage feelings of loneliness and maintain your wellbeing in difficult times.

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How to get help for financial stress and mental health

Worrying about money is common but when financial stress builds, it can impact your mental health. SuicideLine Victoria offers some practical suggestions.