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Suicidal thoughts

Thoughts of suicide are more common than you think, especially among men who have experienced sexual abuse.

Suicidal thoughts can range from fantasies, through to detailed plans. Even if your thoughts seem like they are ‘just’ passing ideas or fantasies, it is still important to find someone to talk to. The more detailed your thoughts about suicide, the more important it is to get help.

Thoughts and actions are not the same thing. Suicidal thoughts are one way of your mind telling you ‘I am not happy with things the way they are’. The important thing is that you talk with someone who is going to help you improve the situation.

Be persistent. Keep asking until you find the help you need.

Finding help

  • If you think you might harm or attempt to kill yourself, get support immediately.
  • Access the support contacts and links in this App
  • Reach out to someone you trust and ask for help.
  • Tell them honestly how you feel, including your thoughts of suicide.
  • Call emergency services, ambulance, police, fire (000 Australia) or;
  • Call Lifeline 13 11 14 (Australia);
  • Go, or have someone take you to your local hospital emergency department.