suicide

The title of your book is When It Is Darkest: explain that one to me.
Well, the full title is When It Is Darkest: Why people die by suicide and what we can do...

By a strange quirk of programming, two different documentaries about suicide were recently broadcast within 24 hours of each other. Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency was released on the digital BBC Three channel the day before Channel 4 showed Caroline Flack: Her...

What would you say to someone who you cared about, who had withdrawn from life and may be at risk of suicide? That is the question that ‘I made this for you’, a poignant and moving film, attempts to portray in the context of Al, a young man who has isolated himself from...

The NHS Five Year Forward View identified reducing suicide rates as one of its primary goals, and yet 6507 people died by suicide in 2018 in the UK alone (Office for National Statistics, 2018).

One study reported that over 80 per cent of those who die by suicide visited...

Noon in Tokyo's vibrant Chiyoda district, on one of the hottest days of summer. Fifty people are carrying bags, handing out resources, and talking to complete strangers. They are sweaty, but they are smiling. These people, volunteers and corporate sponsors, are talking with...

This Panorama programme, presented by Ellie Flynn, explored issues that seem at the forefront of concern amongst both the public and mental health professionals: understaffed and underfunded NHS services, and the seemingly more ‘modern’ issue of the ‘Pro-suicide’ communities...

There are many ways that serious issues can be brought to the forefront of people’s minds. Soap operas are renowned for tackling topical, hard-hitting mental health storylines – usually followed by an action line number to call ‘if you have been affected by any of the issues...

A pop-up exhibition will open in London today bringing together stories of the human potential lost through neglected mental health, and that which is found when people get the help they need. The Museum of Lost and Found Potential is open from today (World Mental Health Day...

Reasons to stay alive include music, books, and running. But before protagonist Matt (Mike Noble) reaches this conclusion, we witness a near-suicide attempt followed by a long period of all-encompassing depression. Nails the size of knitting needles protrude ominously from...

I left the Kiln Theatre emotionally drained; The Son is immersive, uncompromising, raw and visceral. I am still reflecting on it.  

The audience is taken on an emotional tsunami of teenage depression, self-harm and suicidality. It...