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I'm having a difficult time

If you're feeling low, sad, worried or things just seem too much, we're here to support you.

How we are feeling in our mind and body will vary from day to day.

There will be some days when we’re feeling okay and others when we might feel desperate and struggle to cope. This will look and feel different for different people. It’s important to know that this is normal and common.

Whatever the case is for you – if you’re feeling low, sad, worried or things just seem too much, we’re here to support you.   

Whatever it may be, sharing the hurt and pain with someone else can help. We are always here for you, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Struggling to cope with everyday life doesn’t look or feel the same for everyone. We can’t generalise how this will feel for you or what type of support you might need. No matter who you are or what you’re going through, we are here to listen and talk it through with you to help you get the support you need.

Know that all contacts with our trained Crisis Supporters are confidential. If you're worried about someone else, we can help with that, too.

Signs to look out for...

Having a difficult time feels different for all of us, but there are some common signs to look out for that may indicate it’s a good idea to talk them through with someone you trust, a GP, or Lifeline.

  • Withdrawing from others and usual activities
  • Feeling overwhelmed and finding it hard to cope with everyday things and tasks
  • Using alcohol or drugs to cope with feelings
  • Feeling tearful, wanting to cry all the time
  • Feeling irritable, restless or agitated
  • Lacking energy or feeling tired all the time
  • Feeling angry or short tempered
  • Experiencing 'brain fog', finding it hard to think clearly, loss of concentration
  • Changes to your sleeping or eating patterns
  • Feeling that no one seems to understand you
  • Feeling lonely
  • Having suicidal thoughts

How are you feeling today?

It’s important to recognise that our mental health, just like our physical health varies over time. It is normal for our moods and feelings to vary from day to day depending on what is happening around and within us.

There are so many resources available to support mental health and wellbeing, it can be hard to know which to trust or where to go. We can help by pointing you in the right direction. 

For more information see NSW Health Wellness Continuum

Click the description below that best describes how you are feeling today, and we will suggest some resources that might help.

That’s great! Maybe you are looking a new self-care strategy, or some different resources to help you stay on track? We’ve suggested some top tips and sources of support and information below.

Actions to take

  • Focus on the task at hand
  • Break problems into manageable chunks
  • Identify and nurture support systems
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle

Check-in with others who may need support

Get in touch

If you can’t speak to someone you know about what is worrying you, please contact Lifeline today.

Call us 13 11 14 (24-hour crisis support)

Chat to a crisis supporter

Text with us on 0477 13 11 14

It sounds like things are not so great at the moment. Is something troubling or challenging you? It’s a reminder to reflect and take some small steps to help you move towards a more positive state of mind.

Actions to take

  • Recognise your limits
  • Identify and minimise stressors
  • Engage in healthy coping strategies
  • Get enough food, rest and exercise
  • Talk it through with someone you trust

Get in touch

If you can’t speak to someone you know about what is worrying you, please contact Lifeline today.

Call us 13 11 14 (24-hour crisis support)

Chat to a crisis supporter

Text with us on 0477 13 11 14

Helpful resources

Seems like things are pretty difficult just now. Have you been feeling this way for a while? Have you noticed any changes in your behaviour? Has something significant happened recently? It's a good idea to seek some support and help.

Actions to take

  • Seek out trusted supports and talk through what is worrying you instead of withdrawing.
  • Consider visiting your GP and talking to them about the signs you have identified.
  • Contact your existing mental health professional if you have one.

Get in touch

If you can’t speak to someone you know about what is worrying you, please contact Lifeline today.

Call us 13 11 14 (24-hour crisis support)

Chat to a crisis supporter

Text with us on 0477 13 11 14

Helpful resources

Things sound very tough at the moment. It is really important you connect with someone as soon as possible. Help is available and you can get through this.

Actions to take

  • Seek help by talking to a trused friend or relative
  • Arrange to see your mental health professional or GP as soon as possible
  • Call 000 if life is in danger

Get in touch

If you can’t speak to someone you know about what is worrying you, please contact Lifeline today.

Call us 13 11 14 (24-hour crisis support)

Chat to a crisis supporter

Text with us on 0477 13 11 14

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