This factsheet provides brief information about suicidal thoughts and self-harm and suggests a range of suitable digital mental health programs and services to address it.
This factsheet is designed for mental health professionals to use, whether as a resource to share with clients or as a reference guide. Others are welcome to use or share this resource for general information purposes only and within the scope of their professional role.
What is covered in this factsheet?
This factsheet provides brief information about suicidal thoughts and self-harm and suggests several digital mental health resources that are suitable for helping people experiencing thoughts of deliberate self-harm or suicide.
The types of digital resources suggested include:
- Free phone and online counselling services.
- Information websites providing comprehensive information about deliberate self-harm and suicide.
- Apps and online programs providing treatment for depression and depressive symptoms.
The factsheet also includes digital mental health options for young people with thoughts of suicide or self-harm and services to assist parents, carers or people worried about someone else.
Who should use this factsheet?
This factsheet is designed primarily for clinicians to use, whether as a resource to give the clients and patients or as a reference guide. However, anyone is welcome to use or share this resource.
As a clinician, you may like to email or share this factsheet directly with clients experiencing thoughts of suicide or self-harm who you feel would benefit from digital mental health resources.
Otherwise, you may like to keep this factsheet handy as a reference guide for suitable digital mental health resources for suicidal thoughts and/or self-harm.
Current as at 23 February 2023.
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