I have made an attempt on my life

At Roses in the Ocean, we acknowledge those of you who have considered ending your life, and those who have attempted to do so.

We acknowledge your courage and tenacity to carry and move through the immense pain.

We know that people with a lived experience of suicide bring insight, wisdom and perspective that is critical to informing the best approaches to reducing emotional distress and pain and saving lives. We also know that people who have experienced suicidal thoughts, been through suicidal crisis, or made an attempt on their life are best placed to inform how we can best support others in crisis.

Roses in the Ocean has had the privilege of walking alongside hundreds of people who have made an attempt on their life who have generously shared with us their unique stories and perspectives to create the following resources and guide everything we do.

If you are someone who has made a suicide attempt or are considering suicide we hope these resources created with people who have walked a similar path to you bring you reason to believe that you too can find your way through your pain. We want you to know that you are not alone – there are people throughout our communities that care and want to walk alongside you. We care.

If you are someone who wants to understand suicide better, are here to listen and learn, we hope these resources will help you open your hearts and minds to the experiences people endure and the resilience and tenacity they have. We hope through listening deeply you will also gain confidence in your ability to reach in and walk alongside someone in need.

Alongside online resources such as fact sheets and information guides, Roses in the Ocean brings the voice of lived experience to suicide prevention activities by way of inspiring and informative interviews and podcasts with people who have walked their own path through suicidality. We will continue to listen, learn and provide a platform for your stories and insights to help others.

Suggested Resources

Reflection
In the nick of time

I was rudely interrupted by an angel while arranging my…

Mar 21 2022, 4.01am
hope , LGBTIQA+ , suicidal thoughts , suicide attempt , transgender
Reflection
Making the call

I thought about how to do it, over and over…

Mar 21 2022, 3.13am
men , suicidal thoughts , suicide attempt
Podcast
Roses Radio with Clare

In this Roses Radio podcast, Clare shares the stories and…

Feb 21 2022, 5.43am
LGBTIQA+ , roses radio , stigma , suicidal thoughts , suicide attempt , transgender
Video
Roses in the Ocean speaks with Elissa

Roses Radio with Elissa Member of Roses in the Ocean…

Dec 13 2021, 3.21am
bereaved , lived experience video series , suicide attempt , suicide prevention , women
Podcast
Roses Radio with Jennifer

In this Roses Radio podcast, Jennifer shares the stories and…

Feb 21 2022, 5.18am
roses radio , suicidal thoughts , suicide attempt , women , workplace
Video
Roses in the Ocean speaks with Justin Geange

A member of Roses in the Ocean Lived Experience Collective,…

Dec 13 2021, 3.18am
lived experience video series , mates in construction , men , suicidal thoughts , suicide attempt , suicide prevention
Podcast
Roses Radio with Tynan

In this Roses Radio podcast, Tynan shares the stories and…

Feb 21 2022, 5.45am
men , roses radio , suicidal thoughts , suicide attempt
Reflection
Silence

Silence Fills the thick air between us There’s something no…

Mar 21 2022, 3.27am
bereaved , suicidal thoughts , suicide attempt , trauma