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Jayden’s Story: When Dad died

Jayden’s Story: When Dad died

When Jayden’s father committed suicide, it left him feeling like it was his fault.

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Mary’s Story: Living with a husband with undiagnosed PTSD

Mary’s Story: Living with a husband with undiagnosed PTSD

Mary’s own mental health suffered until she felt that suicide was the only answer.

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Mathew: My son Daniel

Mathew: My son Daniel

I saw my son Daniel change after Afghanistan and I didn’t know how to help until it was almost too late.

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Emma’s Story: Feeling like a failure

Emma’s Story: Feeling like a failure

After being medically discharged, Emma felt like a failure to herself and her family. She felt no hope for the future.

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Tom’s Story: Not coping post-discharge

Tom’s Story: Not coping post-discharge

When Tom hit rock bottom, he felt that only suicide would stop the pain, until a mate stepped in.

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Need assistance?

For immediate assistance when life may be in danger Call 000

For national 24/7 help lines and crisis support counselling:

  • VVCS
    (Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service)
    1800 011 046
  • ADF All Hours Support Line
    1800 628 036
  • Lifeline Australia
    13 11 14
  • Mens Line
    1300 78 99 78
  • National Sexual Assault, Family and Domestic Violence Counselling Line
    1800 737 732
  • Kids Help Line (for 5-25yrs)
    1800 55 1800
  • Suicide Call Back Service
    1300 659 467
  • Salvation Army Crisis Line
    1300 36 36 22