It’s Okay to Talk – World Suicide Prevention Day
Every year communities and organisations come together across the world to raise awareness of suicide prevention. Although this is something that must be raised every single day, more people will hopefully realise that there is help out there if you need it. The main thing to take from today is that it’s okay to talk.
1 in 5 people will have suicidal thoughts in their lifetime
We focus on connecting people in business around the world with our slick platform, however, today (as much as every other day) we are in full support of raising awareness of suicide and extending our hand out to anyone that wants support to prevent these thoughts. Suicide doesn’t stop the pain, you’re only moving it on to other people, such as families and friends.
There is 1 suicide death every 40 seconds, worldwide.
It is predicted that by 2020 the rate of death will increase to 1 every 20 seconds.
If you wanted someone new to listen, contact our friendly team at [email protected] where we can be that extra pair of ears for you. We have also listed some organisations below which do an incredible job every day of the year, which provide free professional help. We encourage you to contact them as they want to help you.
Talk to the Professionals
Childline – for children and young people under 19
Call 0800 1111 – the number will not show up on your phone bill
Talk to someone you trust
Let family or friends know what’s going on for you. They may be able to offer support and help keep you safe.
There’s no right or wrong way to talk about suicidal feelings – starting the conversation is what’s important.
Who else you can talk to
If you find it difficult to talk to someone you know, you could:
- call a GP – ask for an emergency appointment
- call 111 out of hours – they will help you find the support and help you need
- contact your mental health crisis team – if you have one