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We’re here for you

If you have been impacted by suicide or had a recent suicide attempt, our team are ready to listen, understand, and support you.

We know that in difficult times, personalised support and the chance to work with someone one-one-one is exactly what you need.

At AnglicareSA, we offer two types of suicide support. You can choose the support that’s right for you.

Suicide Prevention Service

Our Suicide Prevention Service is a free three-month program providing specialised support to individuals who have had a recent suicide attempt.

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Living Beyond Suicide­

Living Beyond Suicide is a free program providing practical and emotional support to families and individuals bereaved though suicide.

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The stats

Across Australia, suicide is the leading cause of death among all people aged 15-44 years of age.

For every death from suicide it is estimated that as many as 30 people make an attempt.

There are approximately 230 deaths from suicide every year in South Australia – more than twice the number of those who die on our roads

Suicide impacts individuals, families and communities. Up-to-date data and stats help remind us how important it is to identity those who may need further support.

Deaths by suicide are more than statistics – they represent individual lives lost – someone who was valued and will be missed.

We acknowledge all South Australians who are impacted by suicide each year.

Talking about suicide

When talking about suicide, it is important to remember that suicide is a complex issue and must be discussed with complete sensitivity, respect and understanding.

When talking about suicide, be mindful of:

  • using safe, inclusive language
  • presenting truthful information
  • removing method and location details
  • including help-seeking pathways

How you can be respectful and considerate through language:

  • Use the terms ‘died by suicide’, ‘took their own life’ not ‘successful suicide’, ‘unsuccessful suicide’.

Why? Suicide should not be presented as a desired outcome.

  • Use the terms ‘took their own life’, ‘suicide death’ not ‘committed suicide’.

Why? Suicide should not be viewed as a crime or sin.

  • Use the term ‘increasing/higher rates’ not ‘suicide epidemic’.

Why? Suicide should not be sensationalised.

  • Use the terms ‘suicide attempt’, ‘non-fatal attempt’ not ‘failed suicide’, ‘suicide bid’.

Why? Suicide should not be glamourised through language.

If you need immediate support…

It’s important to note that AnglicareSA’s suicide support services are not crisis services. If you or someone you know needs immediate help, please contact:

For further resources about mental health and suicide, you can visit:

  • Beyond Blue: information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.
  • Mindframe: a national program supporting safe media reporting, portrayal and communication about suicide, mental ill-health and alcohol and other drugs.
  • SANE Australia: a national mental health charity making a real difference in the lives of people affected by complex mental health issues through support, research and advocacy.
  • GriefLink: information for people who are dealing with the grief caused by the death of someone close to them, and for those who are supporting them.