World Suicide Prevention Day

Domestic Abuse Victim's Moving Video Is Going Viral For All The Right Reasons

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A domestic abuse victim has shared a moving video about her suicidal thoughts to help others who are suffering. Taz Thornton, an empowerment coach...

You Don't Need to Be an Expert Listener to Reach Out

Ruth Sutherland | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Sutherland

Listening really does have the power to dramatically change how someone is feeling. At a time when you believe you are not worth caring about, somebody asking you how you are can alter your point of view and bring peace of mind.

An Open Letter for Those Who Have Thought About Ending It All

James Dwyer | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Dwyer

I'm sure, like me, you go through times when you wonder what it's all about. Why does so much bad stuff happen? Why is it so difficult for things to just be... good? Why do I feel so miserable? Is there any point carrying on?

We Have a National Difficulty in Talking About Suicide - But Talking About It Is the First Step to Helping

Alistair Burt | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Burt

We are now better than ever before at talking about mental health and I want to thank all those who have told me - and others - their stories and experiences - both good and bad. Their stories move me and spur me on to do all I can to continue to improve mental health services. I think each and every person involved is providing such care with such commitment.

Suicide Prevention Is a Tough Subject for Those of Us Left Behind

Poorna Bell | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

"How could I have prevented it?" It's the question every person asks if their lives have been touched by the death of a loved one who killed themselves. It doesn't matter if you were the distant friend who saw them once a year or the spouse who kissed them goodbye hours before. It haunts your every waking moment. Every last moment is pulled into sharp focus: the last meeting you cancelled, the fight you had, the phone call you didn't make, the I Love You that stayed inside your mouth. My husband Rob passed away from suicide this year, a lost battle against a depression that had gripped him for decades. How could I have prevented it? It is a question I ask myself every day.

'We Want To Reduce Suicides By Better Supporting Those At Risk'

PA | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK

The government has promised to pump £1.5m into research exploring how to prevent suicides among those most at risk of taking their own lives. The ...

I Hate Myself & I Want To Die: The Deadly Embrace of Rock Music & Suicide

Chris Price | Posted 20.11.2011 | UK
Chris Price

Untold column inches will rightly be expended this week marking the release twenty years ago of Nirvana's epoch-defining and cosmos-transforming album Nevermind. Rather more inches, I'm willing to bet, than were given over to World Suicide Prevention Day last week.