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I've been having thoughts of suicide and would like help

Sharing your feelings of suicide can be very difficult. You may be worried how a person will respond or what they will think of you.

Choosing the right person to speak to and starting the conversation is important and can help you to overcome feelings of distress and suicide.

There is information to help, people you can speak to and services to support you. Read on to learn more.

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For tips on how to start the conversation and keep safe, click here.

For help in working out who to talk to and what to say, click here.

Speak to someone

Talk Suicide provides support to individuals, families and friends of people at risk of suicide, aged 15 years and over, in the Brisbane region. Work with a Support Coach to develop the skills to manage suicidal thoughts and future challenges. Call Talk Suicide on 1800 008 255. Talk Suicide operates Monday to Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm and is not a crisis service.

Accessing support through a helpline may also be a good option. A list of helplines you can contact is available here.

You may also wish to speak to a GP. A GP can make a diagnosis, discuss suitable treatment options and refer you to a mental health professional if needed. You can search for a General Practice near you by clicking here.

Access professional help

If you wish to seek professional, one-on-one help, a range of mental health services are available in the Brisbane North region.

For help in finding the service and supports that will best meet your needs, please contact the My Mental Health Service Navigators by calling 1800 752 235.

Please note, this is not a crisis service and operates 8.30am - 4.30pm Mon to Fri.

If you or someone you are with is in immediate, life-threatening danger:

Call Triple Zero (000) or go immediately to your local hospital emergency department

You can access immediate support by contacting:

Suicide Call Back Service

Telephone, online and video chat (24 hours a day, seven days a week)

Lifeline

Telephone support (24 hours a day, seven days a week)

Online chat and text chat (nightly, seven days a week)

Beyond Blue Support Service

Telephone support (24 hours a day, seven days a week)

Online chat (nightly, seven days a week)

1300 MH Call: Mental Health Access Line

For advice and information in a mental health emergency or crisis and to link you to your closest Queensland public mental health service. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.