AUSTRALIA: Call 000 (Emergency Services) if life is in danger.(or if you are on a mobile and 000 doesn't work, call 112)
Emergency Service numbers in IN OTHER COUNTRIES call the emergency services number for your country.
For urgent help, ring the local mental health crisis team or go to the emergency department of the local hospital.
Statewide services listed by state (near bottom of page)
If you are experiencing difficulty or have concerns about the mental health of yourself or others, the following helplines provide telephone crisis support and counselling 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and online assistance (limited hours, depending on the service).
Crisis support services are free and anonymous..
Australian helplines (and online crisis support):
Lifeline: 13 11 14 and online ‘crisis support chat’ provides short- term support for people who are overwhelmed, are finding it difficult to stay safe. This service is available 7:00pm - 4am (AEST), 7 days a week. Calls to Lifeline are free from mobile phones, including pre-paid and post-paid phones
Suicide call-back service: Free Counselling 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Tel:1300 659 467 - also has online crisis counselling via video or online chat. This website also has helpful educational materials
Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800 - also has online chat and email counselling (for kids and teens aged 5–25 years)
Mensline: 1300 789 978
Wesley LifeForce - Suicide Prevention and Crisis Support: a searchable database to find a service near you. The responsive website can be accessed via the internet browser on a personal computer or mobile device.
PANDA (perinatal anxiety and depression): Monday to Friday 9am to 7.30pm AEST) 1300 726 306
QLife (LGBTI+, 3pm to 12am): 1800 184 527
Butterfly Foundation (eating disorders, Monday-Friday 8am to 9pm AEST): 1800 334 673
International database of Helplines for a variety of issues, including depression, stress, violence, addiction, eating disorders