*** THIS ARTICLE DISCUSSES SUICIDE ***
I’d like to share with you a new campaign by charity CALM (the campaign against living miserably)
125 people die by suicide every week.
It can be hard – sometimes impossible – to notice that somebody is having suicidal thoughts.
Anybody can feel suicidal. But we can all help save a life.
By starting a conversation, we can all help stop suicide. By removing the stigma that surrounds suicide, we can make it an everyday conversation. Together we can make it easier for everyone to talk about how they’re feeling. Openly. Without judgement. Without shame. So that no one has to struggle on their own.
I would like to invite you to watch the following video – its short, but powerful. This video shows you the final photo and videos of people who died by suicide. This video shows that suicide doesn’t always look like suicide:
Suicidal Doesn’t Always Look Suicidal – YouTube
FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP SAVE A LIFE
We can help you know what to say and what to do
We know talking about suicide can seem awkward and uncomfortable – but it could also be the most important conversation you ever have.
Talking saves lives.
It might sound simple but it really does. So we need to make talking about suicide a normal part of how we look after each other and ourselves. To remove that stigma around it so people are more likely to ask for help and for people to be able to help those they’re worried about.
That’s why we’re here to give you the tools you need to start a potentially life-saving conversation or point someone in the direction of an expert who can help. So that no one has to struggle on their own.
Take a minute to talk about suicide
If we can all start one conversation about suicide, together we can save more lives. Over dinner. In schools. In offices. At the pub. In parliament. Right across the country. We need to break the silence and smash the stigma around suicide and get everyone talking about it.
Learn more at: The Last Photo | Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) (thecalmzone.net)