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  • If you are in need of urgent medical attention, call triple zero (000) for emergency services.
  • Encourage the person with a possible mental illness to see a doctor for a mental health assessment.
  • Prepare for mental health crises with specialised training through Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)
  • Try to develop a sense of balance between your own needs and the needs of the person you care for.
  • If someone close to you is having suicidal thoughts, call Lifeline on 13 11 14 for information and support.
  • If you are a young person living with or caring for a family member with a mental illness, call Young Carers on 1800 242 636 for information and support.

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Reviewed on: 18-09-2015