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*** SENSITIVE CONTENT *** - #SuicidePrevention 

sources of support

If you're feeling suicidal:

in ways we’re not aware of at the time. 

If you're supporting someone:

If you think it’s an emergency - read this guidance from Samaritans.

If you've lost someone to suicide:

in ways we’re not aware of at the time. 

Some thoughts from me if you get the call:

Resist swooping in to save them. It’s not your job. Try to stay calm.

It’s okay to say you’re not sure what to do. Ask how you can help. Don't take away choice.   

 

Encourage them to contact Samaritans, Papyrus or other service that can offer the right kind of support. Ask if they would like you to stay with them while they do this or even make the call.

 

Try not to say, ‘Things will get better’ or ‘You have so much to live for’. Honour where they’re at.

 

If you think it’s an emergency, read this guidance from Samaritans.

Afterwards, think about calling Samaritans, Papyrus or other service to talk it through.

These experiences can affect us in ways we’re not aware of at the time. 

Samaritans 

Call 116 123 for free 24/7

Other ways to get in touch

Sources of support if you:

feel suicidal

are supporting someone

have lost someone

Try to find a way of being

of dying without dying

your soul knows how to 

                                                rest

                                                on the brow

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