When to get help
Help is available if you need it. It’s especially important to seek help if you, or someone who is grieving, start to experience the following:
- Acting really different.
- Being aggressive or violent, putting other people in danger.
- Feeling really down.
- Not looking after your physical health.
- Thinking or talking about suicide, self-harm or hurting others. Remember, help is available
and you are never alone.
- When drug and alcohol use are starting to get too much.
If someone you know has shown changes like these, you could encourage them to seek help.
Where to go for help
There are many people that might be able to help you or someone you know who is grieving and help to start the healing process. Some of these supports are:
- Social and Emotional Wellbeing Workers
- Aboriginal Health Workers Ngangkaris or Traditional Healers
- Aboriginal Community Health Services in your area
- Community service organisations
- Your GP
- Counsellors or psychologists
- Your local church or place of worship
- Phone counselling services like beyondblue or Kids Helpline
There are services that might be able to help you or someone you know who is grieving and help to start the healing process.
Some of these supports are provided in the Where to get Help – Phone and Contact Directory. Please click here to view and download this directory.