I'm Feeling Suicidal
If you are thinking about suicide or experiencing emotional distress, help is available. Lifeline South Coast is here to listen and support you during this time.
Actions to take – call 13 11 14
Thoughts of suicide can be frightening, confusing and isolating. They are more common than you think and can occur to anyone at any point in their life. You may be feeling overwhelming pain, hopeless, worthless, isolated, or like there is no way out. While it is OK to have suicidal feelings, it is important to reach out and let someone know how you’re feeling. Lifeline South Coast is here for you. We understand what it’s like to have thoughts about suicide. We’re here to listen and help you.
Call 000 if life is in danger.
How will talking help?
Sometimes life’s problems can seem overwhelming and unbearable. Getting through these problems might seem impossible or daunting. This is not unusual. Recognising this and asking for help is an important first step. We’re here to listen, make a connection and be there for you. We want to sit with you in your time of need and help you through it.
What should I expect when I reach out?
When you dial 13 11 14, your call will be answered by the first available Telephone Crisis Supporter. Our trained Telephone Crisis Supporters are there to listen and provide you with the support you need.
Demand for our crisis support lines are high and there may be wait times. If you are placed in a queue, please hold – we will answer your call.
Talk to us
Once you’re on the call, you can talk about whatever is on your mind. Our Telephone Crisis Supporters are trained to listen deeply to what is happening for you, without passing judgement. They will help you to understand your own reactions and work with you to support your safety. Your Crisis Supporter will also help you to identify the next steps you might decide to take after the call.
At Lifeline South Coast, we believe that no person should face their darkest moments alone. If you’re struggling to cope, or feeling overwhelmed, please remember we are here for you.
What to expect when you contact Lifeline
“I dialled 13 11 14…A lovely woman picked up, I said ‘I don’t really know why I called’, and she said ‘That’s alright Ben, that’s normally how the conversation begins’…That woman, God bless her, whoever she is, set into course a chain of events that ended up saving my life. That’s why I’m here today.“