We’re so sorry to hear about what’s going on for you and your family right now. That must be incredibly difficult. It sounds like you’re a really supportive parent and sibling, and we’re glad you could share this here.
We really recommend giving us, or another helpline a call to discuss this, on 1300 22 4636
. We’d also really encourage you to encourage your brother to call Lifeline on 13 11 14
, who may be able to help him to plan for his safety. Another option is the Suicide Call Back Service
on 1300 659 467
. These are free services for anyone in Australia, regardless of their Medicare status.
We know it’s not simple, but we would encourage you and him to seek support despite the Medicare problem. If he is unsafe, or unable to avoid acting on unhelpful thoughts and feelings, it’s really important that he calls 000
or presents to an emergency department.
We can imagine how concerned you would be about your daughter. We’d always recommend reaching out to our friends over at the Butterfly Foundation
on 1800 33 4673
. You can also chat online
or via email
It is so important that you look after yourself during these times, so we'd also recommend reaching out to Carers Australia
It is really good that you’ve been able to share this here. It might take some time for our kind community to spot your post, but we’re sure they will soon be here to offer their kind words and understanding.