Today is World Suicide Prevention Day
Today marks the international day for suicide prevention. Each year, over 800,000 people take their own lives - representing 1 person every 40 seconds. This day marks the hope to change that and to support people who are experiencing mental health difficulties to experience fulfilled and meaningful lives.
Men are said to be nearly three times as likely as women to die as a result of suicide, but the female suicide rate in England is at its highest since 2005.
If you are not feeling OK :
Remember It’s OK to have bad days and to not feel OK all the time.
It’s OK to talk openly about how you are feeling, especially if you are worried, anxious or depressed or considering taking your own life.
No one needs to struggle on their own.
You can contact these resources to have a chat:
- Call Samaritans for free any time, from any phone on 116 123 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Services in Westminster, from Brent, Westminster and Wandsworth MIND.
- You can also access their guide on coping with suicidal feelings.
- Directory of services and resources in Kensington & Chelsea
- RBKC's Ok Not to feel OK campaign from last year
- and you can also find information on mental health on People First