I dread to think what would have happened to my son, Philip, had Lifeline not answered his call.
Any wait on hold is too long when you’ve decided to end it all.
Christmas can be a really difficult time of year for some people. Feelings of isolation and loneliness can be overwhelming. The suicide rate goes up and the calls to Lifeline go up too.
More than 422 calls will go unanswered on Christmas Eve. That's more than four hundred people reaching out in despair, unable to get through to someone who can help them.
Lifeline simply MUST be able to answer more calls more quickly, and the only way they can do that is through the support of caring people like you. Your generosity and support of Lifeline will help people just like my son Philip in their darkest moments.
Please don’t let vulnerable people like Philip wait on hold in their moment of greatest need.