SUPPORT: What to do for yourself and others experiencing suicidal thoughts

September is Suicide Awareness Month across the globe with World Suicide Prevention Day on the 10th where charities, groups, individuals, and initiatives campaign to reduce deaths by suicide worldwide.

According to the Samaritans, there were 6,507 suicides in the UK in 2018 and deaths by suicide went up by 10.9% in the UK that year. Men aged 45-49 are the highest age group for suicides in England and the suicide rate in this group increased in 2018.

So what can we do to prevent these tragic figures from increasing and how can we help those experiencing suicidal thoughts? Read more…