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World Suicide Prevention Day

Thursday 10 September was World Suicide Prevention Day. Many of us are affected by suicide or suicidal feelings throughout our 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, mental health charity, Mind, has pulled together some tips. You can find these on their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts yourself, they also have 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.

If you are experiencing some of the issues mentioned…

If you feel you need additional support, our Talking Therapies service may be able to help. You can register for the service by completing this self-referral form.

Author: Stewart Gillespie
Posted on: 17th September 2020

SMART St Mary Abbots Rehabilitation and Training