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.
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.
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
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. For more information about mental health in Manchester visit:

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