World Suicide Prevention Day 10 September 2012

World Suicide Prevention Day 10 September 2012
Further information and resources:

The Art of Conversation: A guide to talking, listening and reducing stigma around suicide.
A useful publication from Health Scotland which dispels some myths surrounding suicide and offers practical tips on spotting the signs that someone is feeling suicidal and how to discuss the issue.
www.healthscotland.com/uploads/documents/16213-TheArtOfConversation.pdf
I feel so bad I can’t go on by Dr Chris Williams.
A useful booklet for people who are feeling suicidal. This is available in Manchester libraries as well as online.
www.llttf.com/free_booklets/i_feel_so_bad_i_cant_go_on/
Living with grief and loss by Julia Tugendhat.
A book that examines grieving and the factors that influence the grieving process. It is available from Manchester libraries.

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide.
A national organisation that offers support to people bereaved by the suicide of a close friend or relative.
National helpline number: 0844 561 6855
Website: www.uk-sobs.org.uk
Samaritans
A helpline offering confidential support for people feeling low or in distress.
National helpline number: 08457 90 90 90

NHS Direct
NHS helpline offering 24-hour support.
Contact:0845 46 47.

BBC Radio Four Woman’s Hour
Dr Alys Cole-King, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, recently appeared on BBC Radio Four’s Woman’s Hour to discuss World Suicide Prevention Day 2012. As a result the Radio Four website contains useful links to various resources.
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01l1dk5 For more information about mental health in Manchester visit:
www.mhim.org.uk
www.mhsc.nhs.uk

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