The different stages of being affected by suicide are very distinct. You may be bereaved, coping, or looking for information on prevention. Each area has unique needs and here are some useful links to assist:
Suicide Call Back service: 1300 659 467
Salvo Care Line: 1300 363 622
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800
QLD United Synergies StandBy Response Service: (07) 5442 4277
Services for suicide prevention & for people bereaved by suicide:
Suicide Call Back Service - Free telephone counselling - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Suicide Prevention Australia - National Suicide Prevention Program
Living Is For Everyone - World-class suicide and self-harm prevention resource
American Suicidology Association - Suicide Prevention is Everyone's Business
Salvation Army - Suicide Prevention and Bereavement
Lifeline - Crisis support - Suicide Prevention
RUOK? Day - Working to create a world where everyone is connected and is protected from suicide
Life Force Networks - Located in all states & territories in Australia
Conversations Matter - Practical resources for discussing suicide
Michelle Linn Gust, suicide survivor - www.bereavedbysuicide.com
The Compassionate Friends Australia - support to bereaved parents and their families
QLD - S.O.S (Survivors of Suicide) Phone 1300 767 022
NSW – Bereaved by Suicide Centre for Intense Grief, Dr Diana Sands. Information on “Restoring the Heartbeat of Hope” group programs available.
VIC – Support After Suicide, by Jesuit Social Services, PH (03) 9427 9899
Parents of Suicide - Australia and New Zealand
Australian Suicide Prevention Foundation (bereavement)
Bereavement Care Centre (Mal and Dianne McCissock)
Loved Ones Belongings - support to help you go through your loved one’s belongings
You are not alone in your loss.
- In 2006, Australian suicides accounted for nearly 1/5 of all deaths amongst young men aged 20 to 34.
- Suicide remains a major external cause of death, accounting for more deaths in Australia than transport accidents.
Australian Bureau of Statistics data.