UK Suicide

"He Seemed Fine This Morning": Why Men At Risk Of Suicide Struggle To Tell Their GP

Joy Hibbins | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK
Joy Hibbins

It would be helpful if GP surgeries could monitor the emotional and mental health of patients who disclose that they have been affected by major life events. There certainly seems to be a case for closer questioning to check how deeply affected the person is.

Medical Examiner Confirms Chris Cornell's Cause Of Death Was Suicide

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Entertainment

The cause of death of Soundgarden’s frontman Chris Cornell has been confirmed as suicide by the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office. The Associ...

Suicide Study: Another Reasons To Ban Precarious Employment?

Anne Payne | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK
Anne Payne

Suicide is now the leading cause of death in adults under 50 in England, and the main cause of death among young people aged 20-34 across the UK and I...

Let's Talk About Suicide

Amani Omejer | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amani Omejer

I also don't know where I would be without the online community that have continued to read and respond to my work. Finding so many people saying, "me too", in response to my articles and cartoons is

YouTuber Slams Media For 'Romanticising' Suicide In Emotional Video

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A YouTuber has issued an emotional plea asking anyone who is having suicidal thoughts to reach out to those around them for help. Alexa Losey, 22, fro...

What I Learned About Happiness After Losing My Family To Unhappiness

Leah Sian Davies | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Leah Sian Davies

When I heard the news that my brother had ended his own life, I knew I would never be the same again. In the car journey to my family that night, in the midst of the feelings of shock, fear, sickness and confusion, there was something inside telling me that I had to step up, something that took over me and I knew I would have to be something that I had never been before.

Celebrity Voices That For Once Should Be Heard

Jonathan Lee | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jonathan Lee

This is one area where the cult of celebrity really can help. We should be celebrating those who have come forward to tell their stories on a global scale. Because the only way we can remove the stigma is by encouraging everyone to talk about how they feel.

Depression Is A Liar

Bradley Cates | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Cates

Whatever that demon in your head says, don't pay any attention to it. If you want to do something you believe can help you, do it. It won't be easy. I understand that it is really difficult to ignore what your depression tells you. But the moment you find even an ounce of courage to disobey depression gives you a magnificent feeling. Trust me. Depression is a liar - it never tells the truth.

'Chase The Rainbow' Author Poorna Bell's Advice For Those Supporting A Loved One Through Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Author and journalist Poorna Bell has shared her advice for anyone supporting a loved one struggling with mental illness, following the death of her h...

'From One Crazy Person To Another': How A Mentally Ill Patient Saved My Life

Alicia Raimundo | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK
Alicia Raimundo

life less ordinary banner In that moment I saw a women, the world had deemed as not useful, save my life. It gave me a perspective that maybe my life was worth fighting for. And like a lot of suicidal folks, I picked something to live for - to see my sister graduate from high school. I decided to myself, that come hell or high water I would make it to that day. It wasn't easy - it included firing therapists who didn't work, meds that didn't work, and therapies that failed me - but I got there.

The 'Cure' For Depression? Er... Talk, Talk, Talk

Jonathan Lee | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Lee

As many of you will know I've written extensively on this subject. My own experience being a heavy and unspoken cloud of depression, which engulfed me both before and more so after the suicide of my brother thirteen years ago.

13 Reasons Why Kindness Counts

Melody Pourmoradi | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Melody Pourmoradi

What I am however suggesting is that in a world that is at times incubated by fear, that we do our part to spread love and light. Tiny ripples can become giant waves that dissolve the boundaries that we have unwillingly placed upon ourselves and on others. 

Dolly Parton Reveals She Once Considered Suicide, But Was Saved By Her Dog

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Entertainment

Dolly Parton has revealed that a broken heart once almost led her to suicide, and she credits her pet dog with saving her. The 71-year-old country sin...

'13 Reasons Why' Is Not A Driving Force For Mental Illness

Roisin Kelly | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Roisin Kelly

13 Reasons Why should not be seen as a driving force for mental illness, as it fails to accurately or sensitively depict the link between mental illness and suicide. Although not intentionally, it is somewhat an exploitation of serious issues in young people today and could have a negative impact on vulnerable, impressionable teenagers.

Is 13 Reasons Why Essential Or Controversial? It All Depends Which Lens You're Looking Through

Lucy Nichol | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Lucy Nichol

As a parent, I took a lot away from it - because although we have all lived through teenage years, memories fade and society changes. And it is certainly helpful to reinforce the potential enormity of seemingly minor issues. It shows us that it's not just about any one issue, it's about a sideways snowstorm of shit that young people might face every day, and how stacking one seemingly minor event on top of another can create an avalanche that engulfs life in the classroom, online and in your head.

Thoughts On 13 Reasons Why

Kate Delaney | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Kate Delaney

*Trigger warning: mentions of sexual assault and suicide* Image credit: Netflix I know, I'm late to this topic. I've heard so much about 13 Reasons...

I Didn't Know What Inner Strength Was Until My Husband Took His Own Life

Poorna Bell | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

life less ordinary banner I wanted to have dignity. I wanted to have compassion. If someone was going through something similar, I wanted to be able to hold their hand and help them. I wanted to be the kind of person my husband always believed I was, even though I didn't quite believe it myself.

The BBC's 'Mind Over Marathon' Inspired Me To Open Up About My Mental Illness

Adrienne Titley | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Adrienne Titley

I started experiencing problems with my mental health before I'd even discovered that mental health was actually a real thing. Anxiety has plagued my life since early childhood and reflecting on it now, acknowledging the fact I, a 4/5-year-old child, was suffering from crippling anxiety nauseates me.

1000 Miles For Positive Mental Health

Mike Manaley | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Manaley

So riddle me this, on 16th March 2017 I received a message from my mum, who lives in the U.S. it simply said "Sorry Mike, TJ Shot himself... Just got ...

How To Survive Your Grief

Poorna Bell | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

It's been nearly two years since my husband Rob passed away by suicide, proving that time can be both elastic and uncompromising. Elastic in that if I close my eyes, I can almost hear his voice in the next room. Uncompromising in that time moves on, relentlessly, even when I haven't been ready to let go or accept that he is really gone. Although there are circumstances that make each and every type of bereavement unique - mine was that Rob was my spouse, had depression and struggled with addiction - there is a universality in how we, as human beings, deal with grief.

Six Reasons Why 13 Reasons Why Is The Best Thing to happen to TV of late.

Sophie Pope | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Sophie Pope

An audience divided, viewers of 13 Reasons Why have had a lot of opinions on how the show televised rape, bullying and suicide. Schools are warning ch...

When A Bad Day Becomes A Good Day

Thuy Yau | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK
Thuy Yau

Today should be considered a good day. I went to student placement. Facilitated my first ever proper workshop. I got wonderful feedback from the young...

Death By Suicide Doesn't Erase A Life

Andy Grant | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Grant

It was only about 18 months ago that I was on the verge of ordering some poison online for myself. Does that mean everything I've shared about how I turned my life around is a lie? No. It means I transformed from someone who was sure they were going to die by suicide to someone who might have suicidal thoughts every few years.

13 Reasons Why Was Wrong To Show Hannah's Death  - And It Could Be Dangerous

Emma Kelly | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Emma Kelly

I knew the scene was coming. But the graphic nature of Hannah's death was too much to bear. I burst into tears during it, and cried about it when I went to bed. I couldn't stop seeing it. It was the first thing I thought of when I woke up. And I don't think Netflix should have included it in the show.

Children Exposed To Adversity Associated With 'Increased Suicide Risk' As They Grow Up

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Parents

Children exposed to adversity throughout childhood have been associated with an increased risk of suicide in adolescence, according to a new study. A...