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.

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:

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.

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