I'm feeling suicidal
Thoughts of suicide can be frightening, confusing and isolating. We’re here to listen and support you.
Suicidal thoughts can occur to anyone at any point in their life. They are more common than you may realise. You may be feeling overwhelming pain, hopeless, worthless, isolated, or like there is no way out. While it is OK to have suicidal feelings, it is important to reach out and let someone know how you’re feeling. Lifeline is here for you. We understand what it’s like to have thoughts about suicide. We’re here to listen and help you.
Sometimes life’s problems can seem overwhelming and unbearable. Getting through these problems might seem impossible or daunting. This is not unusual. So recognising this and asking for help is an important first step. We're here to listen, make a connection and be there for you. We want to sit with you in your time of need and help you through it.
When you dial 13 11 14, your call will be answered by the first available Crisis Supporter sitting in one of our 40 Lifeline Centres around the nation. Our trained Crisis Supporters are there to listen and provide you with the support you need. If you are placed in a queue, please hold – we will answer your call.
Once you’re on the call, you can talk about what’s on your mind – no matter how overwhelming, we are here to listen. Lifeline’s Crisis Supporters are trained to listen deeply to what is happening for you, without passing judgment. They will support you to understand your own reactions. Depending on your needs, they will work with you to support your safety. Your Crisis Supporter will also work with you to help you to identify any next steps you might decide to take after the call.
At Lifeline, we believe that no one should face their darkest moments alone. If you're struggling to hold on to hope, or feeling overwhelmed, please remember we are here for you.
"I dialed 13 11 14...A lovely woman picked up, I said 'I don't really know why I called', and she said 'That's alright Ben, that's normally how the conversation begins'...That woman, God bless her, whoever she is, set into course a chain of events that ended up saving my life. That's why I'm here today."