Learn about Suicide


Beyond Blue is a trusted source of information and support on suicide prevention, we provide information to people at risk of suicide or who have attempted to take their life with support options, and give practical advice for people worried about someone they think might be suicidal on how to help.

Below is an overview of the sections on our website that provide information on suicide for people feeling suicidal, worried about someone suicidal, who have attempted suicide or grieving a suicide death

If you are in an emergency, or at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, please contact emergency services on 000 or visit our Get support now page for other services.

Crisis support

If you are in an emergency, or at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, please contact emergency services on 000. Other services include:

Lifeline 13 11 14

Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467

Suicidal warning signs


If you are having thoughts about suicide there could also be some behavioural and/or physical changes that could tell you something isn’t right.

It might be subtle, but it’s likely that you notice a number of signs rather than just one or two. Remember that everyone is different and respond differently to these thoughts and feelings.

Non-verbal indicators may include:

  • social withdrawal

  • a persistent drop in mood

  • disinterest in maintaining personal hygiene or appearance

  • uncharacteristically reckless behaviour