If you are feeling hopeless, depressed, overly anxious, lonely or suicidal, please talk to someone. Whether it be a family member, friend, counsellor, teacher, religious leader or someone on the end of a telephone or internet advice service.
Reaching out could very well save your life.
Remember that asking for help and/or admitting that you are not coping is not a sign of weakness. In fact, it is a sign of immense strength.
Here are some links (for Australian services) that could save your life:
- Emergency Services, if a life is in danger: 000
- Lifeline, free crisis support and suicide prevention hotline: 13 11 14
- beyondblue hotline, suicide prevention and help with anxiety and depression: 1300 22 4636
- beyondblue, free web chat for help with anxiety and depression issues: https://online.beyondblue.org.au/WebModules/Chat/InitialInformation.aspx
- beyondblue website, great resources on suicide prevention, depression and anxiety: http://www.beyondblue.org.au/
- Suicide Call-Back Service, free professional telephone counselling for anyone affected by suicide: 1300 659 467
- Suicide Call-Back Service, register for free online counselling: https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/register
- Kids Helpline, counselling and support provided for young people (to 24 years old) who are feeling depressed, sad, or lonely: 1800 55 1800
- Butterfly Foundation, for people suffering from eating disorders such as anorexia: http://thebutterflyfoundation.org.au/
- Black Dog Institute, a range of resources on mood disorders: http://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/index.cfm
- SANE Helpline: 1800 18 7263
- SANE Website, a range of helpful resources on mental illnesses: https://www.sane.org/