THE CHRISTMAS holidays can be a hard time for some Dubbo residents.
It is important that people are aware that many counselling services operate throughout the holidays.
Lifeline is available 24/7 on 13 11 14.
You can also visit their website http://www.lifeline.org.au/.
The Suicide Call Back Service is also 24/7.
Please visit their website to find out more http://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/ or call on 1300 659 467.
For more information on looking after yourself, or a loved one please visit the Living is for Everyone website.
It provides a range of phone numbers, website links and services.
These are designed to assist you and help keep you safe if you are feeling suicidal, or are worried about someone who could be.
They also have a range of fact sheets that can inform you of other ways to protect yourself, or a loved one.
The holidays are a time when we all especially need to feel connected to others.
Remember to extend a hand or kind word to anyone who may be doing it tough.
A small word or action can make all the difference.