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World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day

Yes I posted the other day around Mental Health but today is World Suicide Prevention Day.

We can all make a difference and it's amazing that just by talking to someone can make a difference of life or death.

I want to remember today those who sadly lost the battle and committed suicide and to their family and friends who live with it daily. I also want to think of those with failed suicide attempts and are going through dark times. The families and friends of those who are going through tough times with a loved one.

I can relate to this as in our family as a member of our family tried to commit suicide on several times as suffered with mental health issues however due to services failing them they felt they had no other option. I have had to intervene on a number of the suicide attempts and it's heart breaking!

Anyway thanks for reading :)

Pain free wishes and positive vibes sent to all!

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Thanks for your post Danny.

Mental health does not have the stigma it used to have but it is still difficult for people to open up.

My heart goes out to all that are affected by suicide.

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I believe the stigma has improved but we still have a long way to go. I did a survey about 6 months ago and 83% of workers felt they couldn't tell there employer that they was ill from mental health and gave another excuse.

We have to keep chipping away but I do agree we have come a long way.

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I think it's probably in every family and we are all just one side of mental illness it can and does happen to every family more or less .I can understand why they don't want to enlighten employers ,I wouldn't if I was mentally unwell .😇

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My hub works in mental health and believe you me there is still stigma and shame attached to it. I just feel deep sorrow for the poor people who do it and their families . People get so desperate they don't which way to turn . 😇

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Yeah sign posting isn't very good and once sign posted I don't think we respond adequately as mental health services. I want to add those who are working mental health do a great job, we just need to change the management of services and additional training for anyone in the healthcare profession i.e. How we can adapt by booking in A&E there are many more too.

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Danny1990 I too have had to intervene with a very close family member so i can empathise. I wish you and your family well.

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Thank you so much and I hope you and your family are ok too :)

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Hi 👋 I'm so tired 😴 but love ❤️ what you are doing my 2 uncles and my cousin/auntie/niece looong story committed suicide I've tried once but came soooo close scarily terrified close my wife my sister and my brothers/ssomenot all saved my life and most important my buatiful mum and dad and my wife's family/not all but hey ho I'm interested TTFN

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Oh and my wife's mum and dad my god I've been on some rides in my life but this is the biggest rollercoaster 🎢 I've EVER been on 😀👀👀🙏talk about extreme 😀👀👀🚾🚾🚾🤓👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻😂😂😡😡😴😴❤️❤️🙀🙀✌️🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🥃🍺🏗 sox got carried away these kids haven't got a igloo clue ha TTFN

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Thanks for sharing. I'm so sorry to hear you've been going through tough times. Wishing you all the best :)

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Hi 👋 how did you get in touch with me still can't get to grips with this

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Thank you for posting this Danny. The more awareness, the more the stigma will be reduced.

I can relate to mental health services letting down your family member. It has happened to me several times. You are released from hospital having attempted suicide, and are not contacted by the crisis people, as promised.

I have also experienced going to a&e feeling suicidal, only to be told by triage to wait in an open waiting room, on my own, for 4 hours. Reaching out for help to try and keep safe does not work in our mental health services.

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Hi thanks for commenting and sharing your own personal experience. I hope you are well. I'm really sorry to hear at the hospital you received that appalling treatment especially when you was at your most vulnerable. Hopefully we can shape our services in the future :)

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I worked at a hospital. Unfortunately, I told someone about my depression and anxiety. The environment afterward was palpable. Next time, I wouldn't tell anyone. Sad that it's like that 😯

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Thanks for sharing and I'm so sorry you was treated this way. You can confide in the Samaritans in times of crisis. I'm really concerned on how you was treated too

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Thanks everyone for commenting and getting involved for your input and sharing your personal experiences. Just by doing this we are highlighting it. I hope you all have a great day. Pain free wishes and positive vibes sent your way :)

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Thoughts and prayers with all the people who feel that suicide is the only way out. I really hope that they get the support and love that they need ❤❤

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Yes it is flappyduck it robs people of their lives and I don't mean through suicide only. Mental illness is completely totally and utterly devastating

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Yes me too

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Thanks flappyduck. Yes so many people. I wish you good health and happiness.

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Hi 👋 my wife s sister The tyrant that's what I'm going to call her from now on my wife and I are still not speaking but what's new hey 👋 oh god yes Nike has got into college for 3 days and school for 2 days soooo proud of him he's a great 👍 kid so tired 😴 going asleep now got to be ready to watch my football match tonight TTFN

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My mother and sister both killed themselves 0ver 20 years ago,I know they both had serve mental problem s. Still miss my sister a lot, and remember calling her a selfish so and so when was told what happened.. I was so upset and heartbroken for my poor dad.

Am a lot more open with my feelings and thoughts, would never take the route of my mum and sister.Am In pain a awful lot in my joints, have some mental issues, but we are only given 1 life, I would not like to cut it short, and anyway I've got my pets that relie on me. Lol

Just want to say to anyone feeling so low, is please get help, a dr or a close relative/friend. There is help out there! If you open up.. All the best, big hugs xxx

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