[5] World Suicide Prevention Day Special Episode

World-Suicide-Prevention-Day-Podcast-Episode

This is a special podcast episode for World Suicide Prevention Day, which has the theme of taking a minute to save someone’s life. The day hopes to raise awareness of suicide and also, importantly that it can be prevented, especially by connecting with other people. I hope this podcast will help you or someone you know if you have been affected by suicide or, to help you to understand it more. 

In it, I share my own personal experience of losing my lovely friend Chris Allan to suicide and discuss the impact of suicide on those that are left behind. I also discuss the importance of ‘being the person’ who is not afraid to talk about mental health and ask questions around suicide.

I know it is a tricky topic, however it is also an important one. If you have any questions, or would like to talk further, do get in touch by emailing me at zoe@zoeross.com or messaging me @psychologyzoe on Twitter.

Further help

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) support group

Very helpful NHS guide for grief after a suicide

NHS guide to getting help if you are having suicidal thoughts

Samaritans: Call 116 123

Papyrus (prevention of young suicide)

 

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