Why do people call the Samaritans?
People contact us with all sort of worries and what for someone is a small issues for others it can be huge.
Understandably it can be difficult to open up about sensitive issues. But because we don’t judge or discriminate, you can feel completely comfortable in sharing what you are going through. Our volunteers are here for you – and aren’t afraid to talk abut sensitive and difficult subjects. You don’t have to be suicidal to call us.
Call us for help: 135 247
What can I talk to you about?
- Relationship or family problems
- Loss and bereavement
- Financial worries or job-related anxiety
- School, college or study-related stress
- Illness – your own or someone you care for
- Addiction or substance abuse
- Thoughts of suicide.
Are you experiencing some of these?
- I don’t look forward to things as much as I used to
- I have difficulty facing the day; I don’t want to get out of bed
- I’m having trouble sleeping
- I don’t feel like talking with or being around other people
- I am feeling more emotional than usual
- I don’t feel like I can manage doing everyday things
- I don’t feel like doing things that I usually enjoy
- I am easily agitated or frustrated
- I have found myself drinking alcohol or taking other drugs more than I used to in order to cope with my feelings
- I have lost interest in my appearance or have become overly worried about the way I look
We can offer you a referral for other agencies and support services if needed.
The Samaritans wouldn’t be here without the generous support of individuals, the wider community and businesses. The donations we receive allows us to provide crucial 24/7 Anonymous Crisis Support to Australians dealing with feelings of depression, sadness, loneliness and despair.