2017 continues to be a strong year for the Samaritans, with Seven News recently adding our organisation to their contacts, spreading our message of support to those in crisis or at risk of suicide.
With more and more Australians diagnosed with depression and anxiety, it is more important than ever those at risk understand the range of support systems the Samaritans provide. These include one of the only 24/7 anonymous crisis support centres in Australia, where trained volunteers provide emotional support any time of the day or night to those suffering feelings of suicide, sadness, loneliness, depression or despair.
No matter the crisis, the Samaritans are there to listen. The added awareness now provided via Seven News, will give our skilled volunteers greater opportunities to reach out and help those who need it most.
Remember, if you, or anyone you know, is in need of someone to talk to, or emotional support, help is just a phone call away. The Samaritans 24/7 Anonymous Crisis Support line can be reached on 135 247.
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.