- Dr.Cynthia Borg Clinical Psychologist
'In tough times text' is an engaging and easy to use website which appeals to adults and adolescents equally. The content is a one stop approach for answering difficult questions that individuals may face around their own thoughts of suicide, or thoughts of suicide experienced by their loved ones. This website is an empowering resource that pragmatically gives a step by step approach to managing an incredibly hard time in anyone's life. In an age where social media and such forums predominate, this is a simple but cutting edge advancement that reaches out to anyone and everyone, those that can pay for a service or not, potentially saving lives.
Dr Rebecca E Adams Consultant Psychiatrist
This website is a life saver. I believe it will save lives, many lives - and it probably already has, only a few weeks after its inception. In easy-to-use and borrow quick text-size chunks, the family or friends of someone in deep trouble can use this website to know what to ask and what to say. In so many critical moments, or when a person fears that a loved one is very down and could be contemplating death, almost everyone is afraid of saying the wrong thing, or not having words to say at all. This website gives people many 'right things' to text/say, and many wise words to text. IN TOUGH TIMES TEXT is empowering - a breakthrough in grass-roots mental health care. And it comes at a 'tough time’ for so many people world-wide. I will be recommending it to everyone — to the families and friends of those who suffer from suicidal thoughts or depression: to other mental health professionals: and to patients themselves, so that they can help their loved ones know how to help them.
- Dr Mary Kaspar clinical psychologist
A fantastic website. Innovative and groundbreaking. This is the information we have been waiting for. The Australian Suicide Prevention Foundation provides practical, specific and timely steps people can take to save lives”.