I'm feeling suicidal
Thoughts of suicide can be frightening, confusing and isolating. We're here to listen and support you during this time.
Suicidal thoughts can occur to anyone at any point in their life and are more common than you may realise. You may be feeling overwhelming pain, hopeless, worthless, isolated, or like there is no way out. While it is OK to have suicidal feelings, it is important to reach out and let someone know how you’re feeling. Lifeline WA is here for you. We understand what it’s like to have thoughts about suicide and we’re here to support you.
Sometimes life’s challenges can seem overwhelming. Getting through these problems might seem impossible or daunting. This is not unusual. Recognising this and asking for help is an important first step. We're here to listen, make a connection and be there for you. We want to sit with you in your time of need and help you through it.
When you dial 13 11 14, your call will be answered by the first available Telephone Crisis Supporter. Our trained Telephone Crisis Supporters are there to listen and provide you with the support you need. If you are placed in a queue, please hold – we will answer your call.
Once you’re on the call, you can talk about what’s on your mind – no matter how overwhelming, we are here to listen. Lifeline’s Telephone Crisis Supporters are trained to listen deeply to what is happening for you, without judgment. Depending on your needs, they will work with you to support your safety. Your Telephone Crisis Supporter will also work with you to help you to identify any next steps you might decide to take after the call.
At Lifeline WA, we believe that no one should face their darkest moments alone. If you're struggling to hold on to hope, or feeling overwhelmed, please remember we are here for you.
"I dialled 13 11 14...A lovely woman picked up, I said 'I don't really know why I called, and she said 'That's alright Ben, that's normally how the conversation begins'...That woman, God bless her, whoever she is, set into course a chain of events that ended up saving my life. That's why I'm here today."