National Suicide Prevention Day

Date: 10th September 2021

Suicide Prevention day – 10th September, 21.   

Many personal aspects of life can contribute further to feelings of desperation.  Everybody’s response is individual and valid, and we need to be ready to not only listen to each other, but to really HEAR how others are feeling in their suffering.  Our genuine attention to someone’s desperation could be the difference, not only of offering vital healing human contact, but also between life and death.  Please remember to talk in your church about mental health and the reality of suicide.  We do not want depression, anxiety or suicidal thoughts to be a reality that nobody talks about!  If we decrease the shame of suffering by breaking the silence we decrease risk.

Being observant saves lives.  Talking saves lives. 

If you or anyone you have contact with are suffering, the following information will be needed so please keep these numbers close to hand and note these ways forward.

Samaritans – 116 123 email jo@samaritans.org

If you want to talk via text, text ‘SHOUT’ 85258; all services are open for 24 hrs.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers free and confidential emotional support on crisis.  0800-273-8255 or text HELLO to 741741. 

Call a GP – ask for an emergency appointment.

Call 111 – out of hours.

Contact your mental health crisis team.

If anyone is at serious risk or has harmed themselves call 999 or go to A and E.

 

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