UK Suicide

David Beckham And Brooklyn Complete 22-Push Up Challenge

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Parents

David Beckham challenged his 17-year-old son Brooklyn Beckham to do the 22 push-up challenge to raise awareness of veteran suicide. The social media t...

When Domestic Violence Makes You Mentally Unwell, The Perpetrator May Gain Custody Of The Children

Joy Hibbins | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK
Joy Hibbins

I find it extremely difficult to accept that Anna lost custody of her younger children to a man who had been violent towards her - and allegedly to her elder daughters. Their case has continued to trouble me. It is just as upsetting, three years on.

A Letter To My Suicidal Self

Tom Haward | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Haward

If I could write a letter to myself and send it back in time to the night I tried to kill myself, I think it would read something like below. Dear Tom, I know you are hurting and I know how bleak it all appears. I can envisage you sitting there, lost and directionless like a terrified child wandering through a high walled maze in the dark.

Extreme Cleaners: Daily Dealings With Death

Kirsty Bosley | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK
Kirsty Bosley

When I saw that How Clean Is Your Crime Scene was filed under 'popular' on Netflix, it got me thinking. The documentary follows cleaners in California...

I Am Pagliacci

Arthur Peirce | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Arthur Peirce

There is a very old joke; it has appeared in different forms over the years, most famously in Alan Moore's seminal graphic novel Watchmen. Most retel...

"I'm Young, Homeless And On The Streets. I'm Feeling Suicidal And Need Mental Health Care. Please Help Me."

Joy Hibbins | Posted 18.09.2016 | UK
Joy Hibbins

I first met Luke, a young man in his twenties, in the spring of 2015. He wasn't homeless at this point. He was encouraged to visit our Suicide Crisis Centre by a member of his family who was desperately worried about him. She had been in contact with us because he had gone to the top of a high building recently with intent to end his own life.

Suicide Of Sex Tape Leak Woman Who Was Abused Online Shocks Italy

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK

An Italian woman who endured months of abuse and mockery after explicit images and footage of her were shared online has died by suicide. Tiziana Cant...

Every Suicide Is Preventable

Brian Dow | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Brian Dow

Together we can prevent suicide and save lives. If we can create an environment where talking about our feelings is as normal and healthy as talking about Brexit, or football or anything else for that matter, then we can help a lot of people see a way out of unhappiness.

Introducing Building Modern Men, Guest Edited By Andy Murray

Stephen Hull | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK
Stephen Hull

By the end of today in the UK about 12 men will have died at their own hands. It happened yesterday and it will happen tomorrow, and the day after, and the day after that too. Actually, there's no indication of when it will stop... Suicide is very much a male issue, with men almost four times more likely than women to take their own life, but the reasons why are unclear. This November HuffPost UK will dedicate the entire month to talking about the mental health and wellbeing issues that impact on the lives of men in our Building Modern Men series.

The Evil Of The Human Mind

Bradley Cates | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Cates

The human mind can be deceiving at times. But if you're suffering from a mental illness, it becomes your enemy. It makes you believe things you don't want to believe. It makes you think about things you don't want to think about. It makes you feel useless when you're not useless at all. It can completely overpower you and it forces you to think negatively. No matter how hard you try to stay positive, your own mind doesn't like positivity and wants to make you suffer.

The Importance of World Suicide Prevention Day

Arthur Peirce | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Arthur Peirce

The 10th of September, is World Suicide Prevention day. It is a day that often passes unmarked, and unmentioned. However, awareness of suicide, how ...

How One Family Hopes To Harness The Power Of Music And Cut Global Suicide Rates

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Maureen and Iain O’Kelly are on a mission to cut suicides rates and boost global mental health by harnessing the power of music. The couple, both ...

76% Of UK Suicides Are Male - Why?

Jane Powell | Posted 10.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Powell

Today, on World Suicide Prevention Day, the focus is male suicide. Suicide is currently the single biggest killer of men aged under 45 in the UK, and men are nearly four times more likely than women to take their own life. It is great that we are, finally and collectively, encouraging men to get support. But surely the big, currently unanswered question is why men.

We Have Never Done Enough To Provide Adequate Mental Health Services In Our Prisons

Luciana Berger | Posted 10.09.2016 | UK Politics
Luciana Berger

Today, we think about all the families affected by suicide, and recognise the role of those professionals and volunteers who provide care, counselling and support. We should also give some attention to people who the Courts have determined should be deprived of their freedom, because time spent in prison should not mean losing your life to suicide.

What Other People Need To Understand About Suicide Prevention

Poorna Bell | Posted 10.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

What I've learned was acquired the hard way. The irony of losing someone to suicide is that it also robs you of your own want and need to stay in this world. Finally you understand that desperate place they were at, the wish for peace and an end to feeling as awful as you do every minute of every day.

Six Suicide Survivors Explain How They Came Out Of The Darkness

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A total of 6,122 people took their own lives in 2014, but with the right support, suicide can be avoided. To highlight the importance of open conversa...

How The Support I Received During My Depression Helped Me Help Save A Life

Neena Naylor | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Neena Naylor

From the age of 13, I had dealt with my own mental health issues and at 18 I ended up having suicidal thoughts myself, but it was something I'd managed to put behind me. I'm just glad that I was there that day to be able to give something back following the help and support I'd received years earlier, and use the skills I'd learnt to help save someone's life.

How Can We Prevent Our Suicide Crisis?

Matt Streuli | Posted 10.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Streuli

We live in a country where more teenagers are self-harming than ever. We live in a country where the biggest killer of men is not guns, cars or cancer but suicide (men under 50, ONS). In the UK, one person ends their own life every TWO hours. It's Time To Change.

World Suicide Prevention Day; Don't Overlook It

Clare Smith | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Smith

The point is it could be anyone. So in a world where it's easy to live in a bubble, all I can say is; be in the moment and try your best with people. Be the best person you can be in any given situation. The C words don't cost us a thing and who knows, you may even make a new friend, by just the simple act of talking to someone and showing you have noticed them.

People Overcoming Depression Send Letters Of Hope To Those Most In Need

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When you’re in the darkest moments of depression it can be difficult to imagine a day when you’ll feel happy again. But a touching project is allo...

Suicide Is Your Business

Natalie Howarth | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Howarth

Putting aside your judgements and discomfort, your need to rescue, fix and make everything okay, your desperate need to brush it under the carpet because you don't know how to respond, or your need to fulfil your curiosity...put all of that to one side so you can truly be there for that person in that moment. By giving that person the space and time to talk about their darkest feelings, their fears and thoughts of suicide, to give them permission to cry, show their vulnerability, their true state of mind and feelings....might just help prevent them from ending their life.

Put A Little Love In Your Hearts This World Suicide Prevention Day

Dr Helen Webberley | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Helen Webberley

September 10th marks World Suicide Prevention Day, a day to reflect and reach out to those people who might be at risk or suffering in silence. Members of the transgender community are particularly vulnerable and awareness days such as this shine a much-needed spotlight on an issue which is rarely acknowledged, let alone discussed.

How To Help A Loved One Who Is Suicidal

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you think a loved one may be suicidal, it can be tempting to tread on egg shells through fear of making things worse. But the theme of this year’...

Suicide Is Always Preventable - But While It Remains A Taboo In Society, It Is Much Less So

Jonny Benjamin | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jonny Benjamin

Suicide is a difficult subject to address, but I do so in the hope that people may understand the psyche of someone who is suicidal. More than this, I hope to show anyone who is suicidal that it is always possible to overcome the feeling of wanting to end your own life... In the UK, 17 people take their own lives every single day. Suicide has become the biggest killer of men under 45 in our country, whilst in women the most recent suicide rates showed numbers at a 10-year high. The statistics speak for themselves. And yet so few people actually speak about them.

Record Number Of Children Contacted Childline About Suicidal Thoughts Last Year

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Parents

Childline dealt with record levels of children having suicidal thoughts in 2015, a new report has revealed. The NSPCC’s 24-hour helpline dealt with ...