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PostSubject: Need Help?   Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:36 pm

You might be interested in accessing the information below for support.

If you currently feel like you are going to hurt or kill yourself, please call 000 or 13 HEALTH/13 43 25 84 (QLD only).
The same goes if you are very worried that someone you know is going to hurt themselves. You can also find other numbers here if you are in Australia but not currently in Queensland.


Online resources:
Lifeline
        Having trouble keeping yourself safe? - only available between 7pm to 4am

beyondblue
        Get immediate support - online web chat, email, or phone
        Other general information

headspace - for those aged between 12-25 or concerned about someone between these ages
        Like beyondblue, headspace can be contacted by online web chat, email, or phone - online web chat, email, or by phone
        Other information

Kids Helpline - for those aged between 5-25 or concerned about someone between these ages
        Webchat Counselling - may have a waiting time, so please don't use this if you are acutely at risk of harm
        General information - website configured based on kids (5-12 years), teens & young adults (13-25), and parents and carers

mindhealthconnect
        Home page -

MindSpot
        Home page - online assessment and treatment for anxiety and depression
        Urgent Help - also provides links for non-urgent help that may not be provided in this post
        Resource of 10 things that may help depression and anxiety - also provides links for non-urgent help that may not be provided in this post

Other websites
        Q Life - counselling and referral focused on Australian LGBTQIA+ people
        mindhealthconnect - good website for Australian information and resources run by the Australian Government as part of healthdirect
        Black Dog Institute - a not-for-profit organisation that focuses on medical research and combating the stigma of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder
        Support After Suicide - a community for those who have been touched by the loss of a loved one by suicide
        Suicide Prevention - charity focusing on preventing suicide and holding on to life
        Reach Out - support for tough times
        Sane - a charity focussed on supporting Australians with mental illness
        Australian Government: National Mental Health Commission - has more links and resources than those listed above

Please don't be afraid to reach out for help. As you can see above, there are many charities, organisations and services available to be a listening ear and help you get through this tough time and/or your mental illness.
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