There are people who DO care and who WILL listen.
Talk and let them help you through the hard times !
But most of the time it falls on deaf ears and is ignored.
WE ALL NEED TO ACTIVELY LISTEN !
Everybody is different and will act in their own way, but there are some common signs that you can look out for and try to offer and arrange professional help before it is too late.
Are they suddenly putting their affairs in order?
Are they giving away their possessions?
Have they increased drug or alcohol intake?
Are they restless, anxious, angry, agitated, having mood swings?
Are they not sleeping, withdrawn, reckless?
Are they or have they been talking about wanting to die?
I was sent a link to a list of resources by Kelly which may help. click below to view
This short video explains what to look out for to prevent suicide in teens, but it also applies to adults.
Credit to: Mayo Clinic.
A Suicide Prevention App is available on the google play or the App Store for android and iphone.
The app gives helpful advice and shows you help that is near by.
There are many advertisements online and in the media for the 988 Helpline for those feeling suicidal or who are in Mental Health Distress.
PLEASE BE AWARE THIS IS NOT AVAILABLE IN THE UK!
Look at the next panel for help available within the United Kingdom.
Samaritans: Tel: 116 123 Lines open 24/7 Email: email@example.com
More info: https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can.../contact-samaritan/
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably): Tel: 0800 585 858 Lines open 5pm - Midnight, seven days a week More info: https://www.thecalmzone.net/help/get-help/
Papyrus (Young suicide prevention up to 35 years old): Tel: 0800 068 41 41 Text: 07786 209697
Lines open Mon to Fri, 9am - 10pm, Weekends and bank holidays 2pm - 10pm
More info: https://www.papyrus-uk.org/
Sane (Available to anyone affected by mental illness, including friends, families and carers)
Tel: 0300 304 7000 Lines open 7 days a week, 4.30pm - 10.30pm)
More info: http://www.sane.org.uk/what_we_do/support/helpline
SHOUT - If you would rather not speak with a counsellor over the phone, you can do it via text message 24/7 by sending ‘SHOUT’ to 85258. More info: https://giveusashout.org
NHS Crisis Services Directory: https://www.nhs.uk/serv.../Crisis-support/LocationSearch/329
Wristband Resources have a useful website containing lots of information aimed at reducing and preventing suicide.
It has many links to articles aimed at creating awareness, showing what to look for, and explaining depression.
Apart from statistics and warning signs, there is also advice on how to help and coping mechanisms.
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There are many groups and services who can help you overcome suicidal thoughts.
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It's always good to receive feedback, especially when it shows that the effort put in to creating the site has helped someone. Mrs Erin Kimball sent this email telling me her daughter Corrine has worked hard on a project about how Covid has affected so many during the pandemic's lockdowns.
As a Mom I'm reaching out to let the Wise Old Owl know your collection of suicide prevention resources were a big help to my daughter Corrine and a Mental Health project she's working on for her AP health class.
With the first week of classes in full swing, Corrine's teacher assigned a project dealing with mental health awareness. After everything that has happened over this past year during the pandemic, Corrine's teacher wanted the students to write a paper about what they learned, how COVID-19 impacted society and what they can do to help themselves and others to stay mentally healthy. Your page led us to some great websites to check out, so Corrine and I wanted to make sure we thanked you
And if it's not too much trouble, could you include a contribution from Corrine on your page?
She found this suicide prevention guide that I was very impressed with.... https://choicemutual.com/suicide-prevention/
It's a great overview that covers what to look for and the warning signs of suicide, what to do if someone talks about ending their life, where to get help and so much more. I'm sure your visitors would find useful.
Can you include a link to it on here? https://www.woo-uk.com/Woo-Sections/suicide.html
I'd love to show Corrine and her teacher! It's always nice to get some recognition for a job well done. And I know Corrine would be delighted to know she's bringing awareness to issues that aren't often talked about - but should be.