World Suicide Prevention Day
Thursday 10 September was World Suicide Prevention Day. We heard from many of you about how suicide or suicidal feelings have affected your lives. Even though mental health awareness has increased in recent years, talking about suicide is still widely stigmatised. Too many of us suffer in silence.
I couldn’t see past the pain. It was a different reality for me. I only knew I wanted the pain to stop, the anguish to go away.
We know that it can be scary talking to someone about their suicidal feelings, but it really can make a difference. To help you do this, we’ve pulled together some tips. You can find these on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.
If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts yourself, we’ve got some information you may find helpful, including how you can access treatment and support. And if you feel that your life is at risk, please seek urgent medical help now by calling 999 or going straight to A&E if you can. Mental health emergencies are serious. You’re not wasting anyone’s time.
Please take care of yourself.
Author: Stewart Gillespie
Posted on: 17th September 2020