Other Support Options
Here is a collection of up-to-date links and services that you may find useful if things are tough. Each website listed has information about getting help and clearly marked contact numbers to talk to someone. You can also check out the beyondblue Website, where you'll find lots of information about mental health and mental health support.
You can find a crisis line near you using Your Life Counts' online tool.
beyondblue Support Service - Call 1300224636 24 hours/7 days; Chat online 3pm-12am 7 days; Email and get a response within 24 hours
Suicide Call Back Service - 24 hour free telephone and online counselling for people over 15 years old who are feeling suicidal, caring for someone who is suicidal, bereaved by suicide, or a health professional supporting people affected by suicide.
Kids Helpline - Information and support for kids, teens, young adults, or parents/carers. Phone, email, and webchat counselling available.
If you are having thoughts of suicide, contact one of the above services and make a safety plan using BeyondNow - an app created by beyondblue.
Seeing a Psychologist or other professional
If you are experiencing ongoing feelings of low mood, anxiety, or other psychological distress, it is important to visit a health professional for assessment and treatment. You can find information about treatment options here and finding professionals here.
OkToTalk helps you find a great psychologist. They get to know your needs, your personality, and what’s going on for you. Get matched with a psychologist in your area who’s just right for you.
In Australia, there is a Medicare rebate for sessions with a psychologist. This means that if you visit a GP and obtain a Mental Health Treatment Plan, you can have up to 10 sessions supported by Medicare - meaning you do not have to pay the full fee for the psychologist and either not be out of pocket or just pay a gap fee. If you would like more information about seeing a psychologist or getting other forms of help, talk to your GP.
Mental Health Helpline - provides information about mental health services in Ontario.
Lifeline Aotearoa - Service providing a 24/7 helpline and face to face counselling.
Samaritans - Telephone help line that offers non-religious, non-judgemental and confidential emotional support to the lonely, despairing, suicidal, or those at risk of becoming so.
United States of America
National Suicide Prevention Helpline - Service providing 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.
MentalHealth.gov - National website providing information on other services.
You can also access a list of these services and many more on Wikipedia.