In June 2017, Lifeline Tasmania launched a social media campaign designed to help stop suicide and its devastating impact on the Tasmanian community.
Presented as a series of short, 30-second videos, the campaign equips people of all ages and backgrounds with the skills needed to support a friend, neighbour or loved one experiencing personal crisis.
Adopting an innovative approach to promoting open and non-judgemental conversations about suicide, 'You can help prevent suicide' sends the important message that if you know someone who might be struggling – be it over a relationship, workplace stress or a financial situation – there is something you can do to help keep them safe.
Ask directly, 'Are you thinking about suicide?'
This shows you care and encourages them to talk.
Stay & Listen
Listen closely and let them express their feelings.
Stay with them or find someone else reliable to stay with them.