suicide

Marcelo runs down from the bridge with a look of despair on his face. He heads toward the footpath and leans over the edge. As he contemplates jumping into the river, he’s interrupted by Apollonio, who sits a few metres away. Apollonio tells him matter-of-factly that if he...

This is Ruby, my daughter by adoption. Adoption is essentially an optimistic act. It is founded on the belief that the effects of whatever trauma, neglect and abuse adopted children have suffered in their early years can be overcome by experiencing security, love and nurture...

Some time ago, exhausted and nearing the end of my tether, I sent Rory O’Connor a WhatsApp. He immediately replied and called on his twin brother Daryl, and they reminded me of shared better days past and future, staying with me in that moment of crisis and checking in on me...

She posed them all the same question: How can we understand the suicidal mind in the moment of crisis?

Dr Breanna Banks, Director of Clinical Education – Centerstone Research Institute

About nine years ago I experienced some very intense suicidal...

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What would you say to someone who you cared about, who had withdrawn from life and may be at risk of suicide?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...