Beyond Now - suicide prevention planning

Sometimes life can be overwhelming and suicide can seem like the only way to end the pain.

To help you get through those moments Beyond Blue has created an app called Beyond Now.

You can use it to create a step-by-step plan to help you stay safe in those times when you're overwhelmed and can't think straight.

Here are some ideas. Know your warning signs so you can act early. Are you having trouble sleeping? Avoiding family or friends? Getting into more conflict than usual?

Make a list of things that are important to you, this could be your mates, your pet or that holiday you've been planning.

Think about ways to create a safe environment. Get rid of anything you could use to harm yourself.

What are some of the ways you could distract yourself from suicidal thoughts? Take a bath, read a book or do something you love.

Coping with suicidal thoughts can be hard, just being around other people can be a good distraction. You could visit the gym, or go to the park.

Reach out to someone you trust. Let them know what's going on for you.

Bring trusted people in on your plan: share it with your partner, your counsellor or your GP.

Remember help is always available.

The red telephone icon provides you with a list of all your emergency contacts.