URGENT SUPPORT SERVICES
For immediate support for someone who is feeling mentally distressed:
If you or someone else is experiencing high levels of mental distress or feeling suicidal:
If the person is safe to put into a vehicle and you are safe driving them, take them to your nearest Emergency Department
If a life is in danger call 000 straight away.
You can talk to someone now:
How to support someone who is suicidal
Via Lifeline - lifeline.org.au/get-help/topics/preventing-suicide
Lots of people have suicidal thoughts and are able to work through them and stay safe.
Almost everyone who takes their own life gives some clue or warning. Never ignore suicide threats. Take people’s suicidal thoughts and feelings very seriously and help them find effective help.
It can be very difficult to know what to do and how to cope, but help is available.
3 steps to prevent suicide
If you think someone might be suicidal, ask them directly "Are you thinking about suicide?" Don’t be afraid to do this, it shows you care and will actually decrease their risk because it shows someone is willing to talk about it. Make sure you ask directly and unambiguously.
Listen and stay with them
If they say 'yes', they are suicidal, listen to them and allow them to express how they are feeling. Don’t leave them alone. Stay with them or get someone else reliable to stay with them.
Get them appropriate help. Call a crisis line like Lifeline 13 11 14 or 000 if life is in danger. If you can get in straight away visit a GP or psychologist. Even if the danger is not immediate they may need longer term support for the issues that led to them feeling this way.
Support in Deniliquin
Even if a person does not want immediate help, call Accessline 1800 800 944 for further assistance.
Accessline provides 24 hour/7 day per week support, advice and referral to mental health and drug and alcohol services for people anywhere within Murrumbidgee Local Health District.