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  • If you are in immediate danger, call triple zero (000) for emergency services.
  • Telephone helplines such as Lifeline (call 13 11 14) offer immediate mental health support and counselling 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Contact NURSE-ON-CALL (call 1300 60 60 24) or your Area Mental Health Service for mental health advice, information and referrals.
  • If you have friends or family members who live with mental illness, it is a good idea to prepare yourself to help them when they are experiencing symptoms of acute illness. Call Mental Health First Aid on (03) 9079 0208 to find out about available courses.
  • If you or someone you are with has self-harmed and requires medical attention, get treatment from your doctor or your local hospital’s emergency department.

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Reviewed on: 18-09-2015