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suicide prevention by ASPF 2021

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Your support enables us to connect isolated Australians.

All donations are used directly for suicide prevention; no one in our organization is paid a salary or a retainer.

All donations are tax deductible. If you cannot donate today, please publicise InToughTimesText as widely as possible.

The Australian Suicide Prevention Foundation is a public fund listed on the Register of
Harm Prevention Charities. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible in Australia.

The Australian Suicide Prevention Foundation  is a nationwide, non-government, privately funded organisation focussed on providing an outlet for those considering suicide and their friends and relatives affected by such an event. Our basic message is “you would never advise a friend to die; tell yourself what you’d tell a friend”.

For over twenty years ASPF has run a nationwide dial in recorded telephone message service providing a 12 minute recorded information service aimed at giving comfort, direction, an opportunity to reflect and an alternative to the person making the call. In addition, we have created several web sites with similar messages for the individual and their linked community.

Our phone service attracts some 5,000 calls per year and our web site has more than 700,000 hits per year and growing; disturbing numbers and clearly providing a service. The one-way communication has been strategically targeted at the majority of potential suicides, males. One-way because males, unlike females, are less likely to expose their state of mind or inner feelings to others. Australia has some 2-3,000 suicides each year with a conservative estimate of 10-20 times that number making an attempt. For every one person in this frame of mind there are on average 30-50 family members, colleagues and friends affected as a result.

You Would never advise a friend to die;
tell yourself what you’d tell a friend.

Important Disclaimer: This site is medical information only, and is not to be taken as diagnosis, advice or treatment, which can only be decided by your own doctor or mental health professional.

    Australian Suicide
Prevention Foundation

For over 20 years we’ve provided Australia-wide suicide prevention to every and any vulnerable Australian, whether they be in metropolitan, rural or isolated areas.

Postal Address:

PO Box 222
North Melbourne VIC 3051

Office Address:

Suite 609, 89 High Street
Kew VIC 3101


(+61) 0419 73 72 71




By donating to or otherwise assisting InToughTimesText (a programme from ASPF.org) you are helping hundreds of thousands of people who have or will have suicidal ideas.

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