Please read this if you are desperate.
Painful conditions always pass, both mental and physical. Life always changes, and better times will come back inevitably.
Do not decide to harm yourself for a problem that will pass.
Please do not make major decisions about your life when you are depressed, or have taken alcohol or drugs.
You would never advise a friend to die because of their problems. Tell yourself what you would tell a friend.
You would always tell a friend to Hold On.
If you are distressed, why not go to sleep for a while? Your brain will have solved many problems when you wake.
The Australian Suicide Prevention Foundation website provides information for people and their families who are dealing with depression, mental illness or other stressful situations that can lead people to feel suicidal.
We aim to provide helpful articles for people of all age groups and backgrounds who may be suffering a stressful event or illness that is causing thoughts of suicide.
We provide a free ebook to help you understand and deal with depression, just enter your details in the form to your top right.
We need your ongoing support and an easy way for you to help is to become a Supporter Against Suicide (SAS), with a donation of $20.
"I cannot believe I had thoughts of suicide" is a very common statement when people like you have recovered from a very stressful event or illness. Suicidal thoughts can happen to anyone, but they will fade away if you fight them, talk to friends, or get professional help.
If you can provide your story, please email us with details. You can remain anonymous, but we would also like prominent Australian people to tell us how they managed to win the battle against depression, stress or suicidal thoughts. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please review the listed pages to your right for many helpful articles for those at risk of suicide.
You can also find specific articles relating to Men, Women and Teens by clicking on the links at the top of the page.
If you would like to help ASPF through fundraising, please download the following Fundraising Information Pack: Fundraising Pack
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|Events of interest||brochure|
|Why people commit suicide||Suicide statistics|
|Warning signs||Worried about someone? How to Ask|
|Things that help now||What is Depression?|
|Info re Bipolar Illness||Suicide in schizophrenia|
|Alcohol depression & suicide||Non-medication treatments for Depression|
|Improving your Relationship||Dealing with Stress|
|Suicide destroyed my family|