World Suicide Prevention Day - 10th September, 2022

Three million people living in Australia will consider suicide at some point in their lives.  

Each year, more than 65,000 living in Australia 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 acknowledge the impact of suicide in our communities and share support for the people that need it. 

This World Suicide Prevention Day we are encouraging people who experience suicidal thoughts to explore the benefits of suicide safety planning. 

Insights from Beyond Blue website visitors suggest that many people with recent thoughts of suicide do not have a safety plan and have not heard of safety planning before. 

Safety plans are personalised and tailored to a person's needs, bringing together coping tools, support contacts and reasons for living together in a series of easy-to-follow steps.  You can create a safety plan using Beyond Blue’s Beyond Now app. A safety plan is not intended to be your only form of support, but is designed to be used as part of an overall mental wellbeing and safety strategy. 

 

Watch everyone's story.

 

Emily's experience with suicide safety planning 

 

These days I use the app Beyond Now. It’s the suicide safety planning app..... My mental health comes in these waves, and when there is a particular big wave, it is so easy to look at.
Read more about Emily's story here

Peter's experience with suicide safety planning

 

I first heard about safety planning with my psychologist…instead of going into the great depth of the planning of how to suicide, it’d be a good idea to have an alternate plan, one to stay alive.

Nic's experience with suicide safety planning

 

You never know when you're gonna start feeling depressed...if you've got a list of things that you know are going to make you feel better, that's at least one way to start.

 

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