Strategies & Tips - Suicide

Learning helpful strategies and tips to manage your mental fitness or support you when you’re finding things tough is a great place to start. You can use the ‘Filter by Topic’ button below to select a specific topic you want to focus on, otherwise just scroll down to see the different strategies and tips for all the topics you’ll find on this site. 

Make A Safety Plan

Having a written plan for times when you feel unsafe can be really helpful. These should be simple, clear steps you can follow as well as emergency numbers you can contact if you feel at risk of hurting yourself.

Create A Distraction Box

Fill it with things that help comfort you and remind you of things you enjoy e.g. photos, music, a favourite book or movie.

Remind Yourself

It can be helpful to remind yourself of things that have helped you in the past e.g. reaching out to a friend, not being alone, speaking to a professional, following a safety plan.

Keep Yourself Safe

If you’re feeling at risk of hurting yourself it’s important to talk to someone straight away and move to an environment where you feel safe. 

Talk To A Professional

Feeling suicidal is often accompanied by, or linked to a range of other emotions. Talking to a professional can help you work through how you’re feeling and get on the road to feeling better. Click here to see who you can talk to.

Talk To Someone You Trust

If you’re worried about hurting yourself, talk to someone you trust about what is going on for you or contact one of these helplines. If you live alone, ask if a family member or friend can stay with you.  

Man Up – the suicide awareness campaign

In October a national conversation about male suicide was started in Australia. The TV series Man Up joins the ManUp.org.au website to form a wider social campaign that aims to encourage conversation and awareness across the wider community. 

Via @MentalHealthOnTheMighty