beyondblue, with the Hunter Institute of Mental Health, has developed resources for people who have attempted suicide and their close family and friends.
These resources were developed with major input from many people who have attempted suicide and their family and friends. They have been developed for ordinary, everyday people encountering the very difficult and intensely emotional time that occurs after a suicide attempt.
The resources do not propose any one solution or path but provide information and thoughts based on shared experience and knowledge in the hope that the journey will be gentler and more informed.
Finding your way back
A resource for people who have attempted suicide
Getting your life back on track after attempting suicide is not easy. It takes time to recover, physically and emotionally. Things might feel out of control and you might find yourself asking, what now?
This resource has been written to help you begin to answer some important questions about your future wellbeing. It does not have all the answers, but guides you through some of the physical, social and emotional issues that often come up after a suicide attempt. And it offers ideas about what may assist you in regaining a sense of control and to get back on track.
Guiding their way back
A resource for people who are supporting someone after a suicide attempt
Having someone you care about attempt suicide can be an incredibly traumatic experience. You might respond with anger, fear or sadness. You might also find yourself asking questions; many of them beginning with why?
This resource provides practical information about the impact a suicide attempt can have. It talks about why people attempt suicide, how they might feel after an attempt, how you might be feeling and importantly, what you can do to provide support.
Finding our way back
A resource for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples after a suicide attempt
It is natural to have many different feelings, thoughts and concerns if someone has attempted suicide. You might not know what to do or what to say.
This resource provides practical information for you, your family and friends about what to do and what to expect.