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Videos » Suicide Prevention

Warning: the videos below contain content which might be distressing for some viewers. If you need help, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

For more information about the bereavement supports available to you and your loved ones, please visit our 'Support after suicide' page.

Please help us spread the word and let people who are bereaved know they aren't alone.

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In this compilation video, a group of people bereaved by suicide share their thoughts on what helped them get through the pain.

From taking time for yourself, to reaching out when you need help, to seeking professional support, these tips can help you: https://vimeo.com/480590891

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James lost his biological father to suicide in 2018 (age 10). He says it's important not to blame yourself; you can do this.

"Don't blame yourself... everyone has their different little things that help them... puzzles for me!"

Listen to James' story: https://vimeo.com/480555957
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Karen lost her father to suicide in 2017. She says to rest and just be.

"Grief isn't a linear process... It's all over the place... To someone who's going through it right now, I'd say just take some time... You need rest."

Listen to Karen's story: https://vimeo.com/480583536
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Jaz lost her biological father to suicide in 2018 (age 14). She says that Camp Magic helped her connect with other kids who shared her pain.

"You just felt infinitely less alone... that's probably why Camp Magic was so, so important."

Watch Jaz' story: https://vimeo.com/480562472

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Sandy lost her husband to suicide in 2017. She says to trust that you will love yourself again.

"You change as a person, but you also grow. You rediscover yourself and love yourself again... you appreciate every little thing."

Listen to Sandy's story: https://vimeo.com/480586406

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Tania lost her father to suicide in 1988. She says children need support.

“It’s really important for children bereaved by suicide to have strong support networks."

Supports are available to help even years after your loss. Listen to Tania' story here: https://vimeo.com/480589089

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Jo supported her kids when their biological father suicided in 2018.

"It is such a painful and difficult conversation, but the reality is that you have to tell the truth. The only thing they [the kids] have got is their trust in you."

Watch Jo's story: https://vimeo.com/480565038

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Briony lost her son-in-law to suicide in 2013. She says that love endures and shines a light through the pain. 

"Take heart, you will see good days again, and above all, love... hold those you love tight with care and compassion."

Watch Briony's story: https://vimeo.com/480553472

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Pam lost her best and closest friend to suicide. She says you’re stronger than you know.

“You're stronger than you really realise. You've just got to put one foot in front of the other… speak about them, keep those memories alive."

Watch Pam's story: https://vimeo.com/480584845

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Jodi lost her husband to suicide in 2013. She says it's okay to ask for the support you need.

"Make sure you're getting support. Take support from other people who are offering it, and if people aren't offering... go ask for it."

Listen to Jodi's story: https://vimeo.com/480568130

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In this compilation video, a group of people bereaved by suicide talk about what they would say to someone who is experiencing the loss of a loved one.

You are not alone. Breathe. You can be okay again. Hear some other suggestions in the video: https://vimeo.com/480593875

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