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Swin-eCounselling Mental Health Resources Suicide This page contains relevant information and resources for Swin-eCounselling Depression Resources - For students concerned about suicide. resources and information about Depression, a condition often associated with suicidal ideation Suicide affects an unfortunately large number of Australians [http://www.swinburne.edu.au/stuserv/counselling/s every year, and all too often people experiencing suicidal win_ecounselling/resources/depression.htm]. thoughts and ideation are not getting the help they need. 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If you have been experiencing frequent dex.html]. thoughts of suicide, it is imperative that you speak with a counsellor, or another health professional about these Swinburne Psychology Clinic - For one-on-one, or thoughts as soon as possible, as there is always a better group, counselling to help address and overcome solution to suicide. Speaking with a counsellor can help you your suicidal thoughts explore the reasons you are feeling suicidal and help you to [http://www.swinburne.edu.au/lss/psycholo develop ways of coping with the suicidal thoughts and gy/pc]. feelings. Often suicidal thoughts can be attributed to mental illness or other issues, which can also be treated, and may in Local Community Council Databases - Search for turn improve your view on life, so it is important to discuss your local community services that offer assistance your difficulties with a health professional. Suicide is never a in the prevention of suicide and related conditions good solution to any problem, no matter how great or small. [http://www.swinburne.edu.au/stuserv/com munitylinks.html]. If Someone You Know is Suicidal If you are concerned about someone you suspect is feeling suicidal, it is best to approach them about your concerns and Other Suicide Prevention Services and Resources let them know that you are there if they ever need someone to If you are currently experiencing suicidal thoughts please talk to. Suicide can be a very scary topic not only for those contact Lifeline 13 11 14 or your local hospital, the website experiencing thoughts themselves, but also for those who resources below are not intended for crisis support. care about these individuals, so it is important to let the person know that you are willing to discuss it. Sometimes APS: Suicide Tip Sheet - Tip Sheet for understanding people can feel afraid to discuss suicide, but it is important and preventing suicide in young people, provided by the that these feelings are recognised and addressed quickly and Australian Psychological Society calmly to prevent the individual from acting on those thoughts. [http://www.psychology.org.au/publications/tip_sheets/pr Ignoring suicidal thoughts and behaviours will not make them eventing_suicide]. go away. Having a friend or family member to call in times of crisis can be the difference between life and death. Lifeline - Phone 13 11 14. Access to suicide prevention Check out the following resources and services for more treatment services and training. Note: counselling is not information about suicidal ideation, causes, and related treatments. Swinburne University Services and Resources Swin-eCounselling Emergency Contact Numbers - Numbers to phone for assistance if you are currently suicidal or experiencing an emergency [http://www.swinburne.edu.au/stuserv/counselling/s win_ecounselling/resources/emergency.htm]. available through the Lifeline website [http://www.lifeline.org.au]. Richmond Fellowship of Victoria, The - Specialist Mental Health service providing psychosocial rehabilitation services to people with psychiatric disability [http://www.rfv.org.au]. SANE - Phone 1800 18 SANE for crisis help during business hours. Website also provides an online helpline, fact sheets and some translated material [http://www.sane.org]. Suicide Helpline - Phone 1300 651 251 for confidential telephone counselling, support and referral available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, throughout Victoria for the cost of a local call [http://www.suicidehelpline.org.au]. Suicide Prevention Australia - A non-profit, non- government organisation working as a public health advocate in suicide prevention [http://www.suicidepreventionaust.org]. Survivors of Suicide - A dedicated web site to help those who have lost a loved one to suicide resolve their grief and pain in their own personal way [http://www.survivorsofsuicide.com]. Youth Suicide Prevention Kit - An online version of the Youth Suicide Prevention Kit developed by the Interdepartmental Youth Suicide Prevention Committee to provide general information about suicide to secondary school students, media and the general public [http://www.infoxchange.net.au/dhs/youth/suicide].