Take some deep breaths.
Just because you’re thinking about suicide doesn’t mean you have to act on it.
Give yourself time, at least a few hours, and try to think clearly. These thoughts will pass.
Keep physically safe
If you are near any items that you are thinking about using to hurt yourself, put them away and out of reach.
If you’ve been drinking alcohol or taking drugs, stop. It will only make you feel more out of control.
If you have overdosed or hurt yourself, call triple zero (000) in Australia or triple one (111) in New Zealand straight away.
You can also visit a hospital emergency department if you need to.
Talk to someone
The best way we have to cope with overwhelming thoughts is to share them with another person. Talk to someone. This will give you some perspective on what you’re feeling right now.
If you don’t have someone you can think of to call, these telephone lines are answered by people who care and are ready to listen.