If you're feeling depressed or considering suicide, please call one of the help lines below.
You Are Not Alone
Sometimes in the dead of night, you feel so alone, you don't know where to turn - please call one of the helplines below.
There is help available - you just need the courage to reach out and make contact with someone who can listen and who is there to help you.
We know you must be feeling alone but you don't need to be. There is always someone who can help and who you can talk to 24 hours a day.
These support services are confidential and are personal by professional counsellors who are there to assist you when you need it.
We urge you to call any of the following 24 hour support services.
Depressed or Suicidal? Get help now!
Lifeline: 131114 | www.lifeline.org.au
Suicide Help Line: 1300 651251 | www.suicideline.org.au
Kids Help Line: 1800 551800 | www.kidshelp.com.au
Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636 | www.beyondblue.org.au
Mental Health Information Line: 1300 789 978
Sane: 1800 18 7263 | www.sane.org
Lost a Loved One to Suicide?
We hold monthly bereavement support groups. These meetings are informal, confidential and non-judgemental, providing attendees with the opportunity to meet others who have been affected by suicide.
SOS Ballarat meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00pm at Black Hill Primary School, Chisholm Street, Ballarat.
Contact Tania: 0449 913 535
SOS Gippsland meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 7:00pm at the Newhaven Secondary College, Boys Home Rd, Newhaven.
Contact Jillian: 0413 056 165
Though today may seem hopeless,
Know that tomorrow the sun will rise,
And a new day will begin.
You may feel all alone,
But there are people who care deeply about you,
Who will miss you always if you take your life.