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The SANE Guide to staying alive

A comprehensive guide for general audiences on the prevention of suicide, recovering from a suicide attempt and dealing with bereavement after losing someone by suicide. 

Factsheet: Finding help if you’re suicidal

This factsheet contains practical advice for people experiencing suicidal ideation in the form of specific, concrete actions they can perform to make themselves safe and seek help.

The information covers both imminent risk of attempted suicide and suicidal ideation in general and is appropriate for people experiencing suicidal ideation and families, friends and carers of at-risk people.

Advice includes:

• What to do if you feel immediately suicidal

• What to do in a crisis

• What next (once the immediate risk has passed)

• Lists of crisis numbers and advice services

Factsheet: How to help when someone is suicidal

This factsheet contains practical advice for people experiencing suicidal ideation in the form of specific, concrete actions they can perform to make themselves safe and seek help.

The information covers both imminent risk of attempted suicide and suicidal ideation in general and is appropriate for people experiencing suicidal ideation and families, friends and carers of at-risk people.


Advice includes:
• What to do if you feel immediately suicidal
• What to do in a crisis
• What next (once the immediate risk has passed)
• Lists of crisis numbers and advice services

Factsheet: self-harm

This factsheet contains information about self-harm to help understand, contextualise and prevent self-harming behaviour.

Factsheet: suicidal behaviour

This factsheet contains information about suicidal behaviour to help understand, contextualise and prevent self-harming behaviour.

Lessons for Life- The experiences of people who attempt suicide: A qualitative research report

The Lessons for Life research report examines the experiences of people who attempt suicide and what helps or hinders their recovery.

Conducted by SANE Australia and the University of New England, this research explores first-person experiences of attempted suicide and what we can learn from survivors to save lives now and in the future.
A key recommendation stemming from the Lessons for Life report was the need to reduce the stigma associated with suicide and improve people’s access to treatments.

Lessons for Life: video

The Lessons for Life video is a ten-minute clip showing the experiences of five people who have attempted suicide. It aims to break down negative stereotypes about people who attempt suicide and shows that there is hope for those affected.

SANE Bereavement Guidelines

The SANE Bereavement Guidelines offer a best practice approach in support of family and friends of people with mental illness who have died by suicide.

These Guidelines help health services develop and implement a bereavement policy that will lead to improved support for family and friends when someone with a mental illness dies by suicide.

Suicide Prevention Recovery Guide: A resource for mental health professionals

The Suicide Prevention and Recovery Guide aims to help health professionals with suicide prevention strategies.

The Guide uniquely examines suicide prevention through the lens of mental health recovery. This is particularly relevant as the management of suicide risk, especially when it leads to involuntary hospitalisation, may be perceived at times to conflict with recovery principles encouraging services to support consumer choice and decision-making. The Guide helps workers to reflect on how they address suicide in their workplace, and how they can support the individual’s recovery during this time.

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