It is not always easy to ask someone whether they have had thoughts of suicide, but don’t let that stop you. Talking about suicide helps you to understand what a person is really feeling and thinking. 

Here are the stories from blueVoices, our online reference group, about their experience of a suicidal crisis. What stands out in these stories is the willingness of others to talk, to support and to be there when a person needs it most.

Sophie 

Support from a family member.

 

 

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Chris 

Supporting a friend.

 

 

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Kate 

Support from a family member.

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James 

Support from an online forum.

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Caroline 

Supporting a loved one.

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Boyd 

Supporting a friend.

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Adam 

Supporting yourself.

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Wendy 

Support from beyondblue.

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Mary 

Support from a friend.

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Pete 

Support from a family member.

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Louise 

Support from a friend.

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Tanya 

Support from a stranger.

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Find out more

We've put together a bunch of resources to help you support a loved one, keep the conversation going, or seek support for yourself.

Crisis support

If you are in an emergency, or at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, please contact emergency services on 000. Other services include:

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