suicide

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...

The annihilation of a family by one of its own members, which is often entailed in murder-suicides, seems to defy every basic survival instinct we have. Perhaps this is why our response can be hopelessly banal – ‘The most normal person you could meet’, was a neighbour’s...

I write to you after spending time exploring what could be considered the ‘pro-suicide’ community online, although one which its members would perhaps more freely describe as the ‘pro-choice’ community. It represents posts and discussion forums across social media platforms...

Psychologists have been at the heart of creating new frameworks of competencies that aim to guide practitioners in the skills needed to work with suicidal people and those who have self-harmed. The three frameworks cover the individual and organisational competencies required...