Suicide is everyone’s business. We can all do something to help. Here are a few suicide prevention resources to get you started, to help you find the words to start real conversations. Conversations that could save a life.
What’s vitally important here is that we acknowledge how difficult it is for a person struggling to find their voice, to find the right words to tell us about their thoughts of suicide. That’s why it is our responsibility to notice and to ask. That’s why we have Real Talk. So that we can support and reassure each other in having that essential conversation.
Social media templates - real conversations starters:
Please don’t stay on your own with your thoughts of suicide. There is no shame in asking for help it takes strength and courage to talk about your feelings of suicide. Reach out now- if you don’t feel able to tell anyone you know, call a helpline. If you are struggling to stay alive go to your nearest A&E department and tell them you are suicidal.
Please do not act on your feelings right now. Feelings of suicide are usually temporary and will pass. We are surrounded by people in our communities who have recovered from their thoughts of suicide - recovery has been possible for them and we want it to be possible for you too.