13 11 14
- Kids Help Line
1800 551 800
- Men’s Help Line
1300 78 99 78
- Poisons Information Centre
13 11 26
- Child Protection and Family Crisis Service
- Transcultural Mental Health Centre
1800 648 911
Survivors of child abuse can experience periods of intense emotional pain, and this pain may lead to self-harming or suicidal thoughts. This section of the website includes suggestions on what to do if you, or someone close to you, is feeling suicidal.
What to do if you are feeling suicidal
If you are feeling suicidal or unsafe you need to get help immediately by contacting LIFELINE on 13 11 14.
It is a good idea to have someone with you if possible. Call a friend, family member or neighbour you trust to be with you and to help get the professional help you need.
If you are having suicidal thoughts but are not in immediate danger, let your doctor or other health care professional know as soon as possible so they can help you prepare an action plan to keep you safe.
What to do if someone else is feeling suicidal
If you believe that someone else is in danger of committing suicide then get help urgently by calling 000 for either the ambulance or the police. On the phone, stay calm, explain the situation, give the address and relevant directions while at the same time staying to comfort and protect the person who is in danger.
Remember whenever anyone talks, writes or hints about suicide, take them seriously, listen and find professional help. Individuals who have attempted suicide in the past are at serious risk of attempting suicide again in the future.