Anyone who is thinking about committing suicide needs immediate medical attention. Anyone who talks about suicide should be taken seriously. Suicidal feelings and actions are symptoms of an illness that can be treated. With proper treatment, suicidal feelings can be overcome.
Emergency contact information – 24 hours
- Ambulance – 000
- Lifeline – 13 11 14
- Salvo Crisis Line (suicide prevention) – 02 9331 2000
- SANE Helpline – 1800 18 7263 (9-5 weekdays EST)
- Kids Help Line – counselling and support provided for young people (to 24 years old) who are feeling depressed, sad, or lonely – or just need someone to talk to – 1800 55 1800
- Salvo Youth Line – 02 9360 3000
In an emergency you can also visit your local hospital’s emergency department.
Each of the Area Health Services in NSW has a 24-hour telephone contact number for mental health emergencies. These numbers are listed on the NSW Department of Health’s website @ http://www0.health.nsw.gov.au/mhdao/contact_service.asp