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.


Support from a family member.


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Supporting a friend.


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Support from a family member.

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Support from an online forum.

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Supporting a loved one.

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Supporting a friend.

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Supporting yourself.

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Support from beyondblue.

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Support from a friend.

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Support from a family member.

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Support from a friend.

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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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