Firstly I apologise I've not posted for a few weeks as I've been poorly. Those that know me know that I try to raise awareness of mental health. I can talk from experience that one of my Heath conditions drove me to try and take my life 2 years ago. However I was saved and given a second chance at life. I received lots of treatment for the physiological aspect of my condition. I am in a really good place in terms of my mental health for over a year and I find that I have to do everything I can to raise awareness of Mental Health. We need to talk much more about mental health and ditch the stigma attached with it. Health services needs to be improved in accessing emergency mental health services and try to make these services accessible to everyone who needs it and when they need it. I personally believe we need to discuss mental health in secondary schools to open dialogue for those who need it in that environment.
Facts from The Mental Health Foundation
Suicide and self-harm are not mental health problems themselves, but they are linked with mental distress.
1️⃣ In 2016, 5,688 suicides were recorded in Great Britain.
2️⃣ Of these, 75% were male and 25% were female.
3️⃣ Between 2003 and 2013, 18,220 people with mental health problems took their own life in the UK.
4️⃣ Suicide is the most common cause of death for men aged 20-49 years in England and Wales.
5️⃣ One person in fifteen had made a suicide attempt at some point in their life.
6️⃣ The suicide rate in Scotland rose by 8% between 2015 and 2016, with 728 suicides registered in Scotland in 2016.
🆘 Anyone feeling suicidal or needing to talk can contact Samaritans by calling their free telephone number on:
📞 116 123