IN AN EMERGENCY CALL 000 or go to your nearest hospital Emergency Department
The Rural Adversity Mental Health Program does not provide Emergency Services.

Ask for help when you need it

It might feel uncomfortable or embarrassing to ask for help, when even asking for directions to the nearest petrol station can sometimes feel daunting, but it’s important to remember that we all need assistance from others at some point.
When we do find the courage to ask there are some things that can make it easier to get the help we need:
Ask in person – while it may feel less awkward to ask over email or text you’re more likely to get help if you ask in person if that isn’t possible you could also try giving them a phone or a video call .
Ask directly – don’t wait for someone to notice you need help your thoughts feelings and needs aren’t always obvious to others sometimes people can tell you need help but they might not know if you want help.
Be specific – tell them what you want and why, for example, “I’m nervous about my doctors appointment on Wednesday, could you come with me?” or “Do you want to go for a walk together on Saturday morning? I’m having trouble sticking to my fitness plan.”
Could you ask a coworker, neighbour, friend, or family member? Most people are willing to lend a hand. If you’re not comfortable asking someone you know, you could try talking through your situation with a GP or helpline. They can assist you to find the help that you need.
If you’re going through a tough time, remember there are people around you who can help you get back on track.


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