If at risk or in doubt, call SuicideLine on 1300 651 251 for support.
It can be a great challenge to determine risk when a loved one is feeling suicidal. As a general rule, we always recommend anyone with a concern to call SuicideLine 1300 651 251 to get immediate support and assistance. That said, sometimes we might not be certain whether it is worth acting on our concerns for fear of "making matters worse" or "preventing them from helping others who really need it". So, in order to help you determine when to act, here are 3 evidence-based signs that suicide is a risk:
Warning Sign 1: Risky behaviours
Warning Sign 2: Agitation
Warning Sign 3: Impulsivity
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Do you see the warning signs? Seek help. Call SuicideLine on 1300 651 251 for immediate support.
If you need more tailored support and treatment, contact us on (03) 9005 7819 to arrange an appointment.