World Mental Health Day 2019: Suicide Prevention
10th October 2019 is World Mental Health Day and this year the focus is on suicide prevention.
Take a look below at some eye-opening suicide facts and figures this World Mental Health Day.
Everyone needs to be aware of these eye-opening statistics, but, what can we do to lower these figures?
Recognise the warning signs
Someone who is feeling suicidal is likely to give warning signs of what they are going through. These can include personality changes, losing interest in day-to-day activities and dramatic mood swings. Major warning signs would include someone talking about harming or killing themselves, writing or talking about death a lot and self-destructive behaviour.
Do you know what the warning signs of depression are? Find out more here.
Start a conversation
It can be difficult to have a conversation with someone who is struggling with their mental health and feeling suicidal, mainly because you don’t want to say the wrong thing. Take a look at some tips on how to talk to someone about their mental health here.
Help them find support
Giving someone useful sources to go to for help could be very beneficial for them. Inform them of helplines such as:
- Samaritans – call 116 123 or email [email protected]
- PAPYRUS – call 0800 068 41 41, 0778 620 9697 or email [email protected]
- CALM – call 0800 58 58 58 or visit their webchat
- Mind – call 0300 123 3393, text 86463 or email [email protected]
- Construction Industry Helpline – call 0345 605 1956
Make sure you listen
Listening to someone who is opening up about their mental health is important. Make sure you listen to what they’re saying, and even if you don’t agree, at least try and see it from their perspective. Remember, it may have taken a lot for them to open up to someone, and by listening to them, they will know you respect their feelings.
World Suicide Prevention Day
On 10th September 2019, it was World Suicide Prevention Day. Take a look at what 3B Training did to raise awareness here.Back to News View Our Courses