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When someone close to you attempts suicide.

How should you respond when someone close to you attempts suicide, or you're concerned they might?

It’s easy to be afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing, and at the same time worried that if you don’t, something catastrophic will happen.

There are ways to encourage them to seek help. See our factsheet: How to help when someone is suicidal.

If someone is at immediate risk, call 000 or visit your nearest hospital.

If someone is at immediate risk, call 000 or visit your nearest hospital.

We hadn't had any mental health issues in the family before. It’s been a steep learning curve, trying to find the correct help.

A mother who cares for her adult daughter

Witnessing someone's suicide attempt, or supporting them afterwards, can be extremely distressing.

For more information on how to get support and look after yourself, see our factsheet: Traumatic events.

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