#YouCanTalk exists to encourage people in Australia to have a conversation with a friend, family member or work colleague they’re concerned about.
While it can be difficult to talk about suicide, research shows you can have a positive influence on someone who may be considering suicide by initiating a conversation with them and supporting them to seek help.
You don’t need to be a clinician, a GP, or a nurse to check-in with someone you are worried about.
It is okay to let someone know you have noticed they are struggling and ask them if they are experiencing thoughts of suicide.
It is normal to feel worried or nervous about having a conversation with a friend, family member or work colleague who might be experiencing suicidal thoughts, but there are resources available to help you.
If you are concerned about someone, learn more about how to have a conversation and provide support: lifeinmind.org.au/youcantalk
If you, or someone you know, needs support or is considering suicide, call Lifeline (13 11 14), Kids Helpline (1800 55 1800), Beyond Blue (1300 22 4636) or 000 if life is in danger.