World Suicide Prevention Day

Three million Australians will consider suicide at some point in their lives.  

Each year, more than 65,000 Australians will attempt suicide. Over 3,000 will die by suicide. 

If you are in an emergency, or at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, please contact emergency services on 000 or get support

World Suicide Prevention Day is a chance for us to raise awareness of the impact of suicide in our communities and share support for the people that need it. 

Watch everyone's story.

 

Ashley

Ashley experienced childhood trauma and suicidal thoughts from a young age. It took time to find the right support, but she is passionate about helping others and overcoming stigma around mental health and suicide.

Billy

After years of experiencing anxiety and depression, Billy began to have suicidal thoughts and feelings. Billy’s partner convinced him to reach out for support, which was a big turning point in finding his way through these feelings.

George

A family history of mental health issues and the weight of keeping his sexuality a secret from his traditional Greek family left George thinking suicide was his only option. Getting support was life-changing and he now sees the power of asking people you’re worried about: “Are you thinking about suicide?”

Natalie

When Natalie first experienced depression and suicidal thoughts at the age of 15, she didn’t understand what was happening to her and felt overwhelmed and lonely. Getting support helped her understand her depression and move through these suicidal thoughts and feelings.

Leilani

Leilani first experienced suicidal thoughts and feelings when she was just ten. Asking for help was a big turning point and she uses her experience to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people find a way through suicidal thoughts and feel strong again.

Jake

After his parents’ divorce and losing his father at a young age, Jake was behaving destructively and thinking about suicide. Therapy helped him move through these feelings and gave him a new perspective.

Geoff

After his divorce and experiencing workplace issues in his job as a cardiologist, Geoff had suicidal thoughts. A friend’s text message asking if he was okay – and their follow up conversations – was “the perfect way” to encourage him to get support.

Rach

Rach felt hopeless, helpless, and like a burden to her family. But telling her husband she needed help was the first step in moving through her suicidal thoughts and feelings.

 
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