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Suicidal Ideation

Sadly, suicide is the biggest killer of under 35s in the UK.  If a person is in immediate danger, call 999.

Suicide is complex and there is no single cause.  Suicide attempts are not a cry for attention, but a cry for help.  It is a way to demonstrate to the world just how much a person is hurting.

It is a myth that talking about suicide is a bad idea and that it may give someone the idea to try it.  Suicide can be a taboo topic but evidence shows that asking someone if they’re suicidal can protect them.   They feel listened to and hopefully less trapped.   Often people who are feeling suicidal don’t want to worry or burden anyone with how they feel and so they don’t discuss it.    By asking someone directly about suicide, you give them permission to tell you how they feel and they know somebody cares.  

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