Our community is affected by suicide, either directly or when we hear about the suicide of a public figure. We may feel deeply saddened and some of us may find this news triggering, affecting our own thoughts. Lately we have experienced both such events.
Young people have recently died through suicide. These deaths are tragic and a huge loss to immediate family and friends as well as the wider student communities of which they were a part. We would like to send our condolences to those impacted by these deaths.
At the weekend many people were affected by the news that the celebrity Mike Thalassitis, star of Love Island, had died. If we know other people who have died by suicide, news like this can bring back unhappy and unwelcome thoughts.
If you are feeling unsafe with suicidal thoughts, please remember you are not alone and there are people who can support you. Try to take life one step at a time. Now is not a good time to think about the future, so focus on staying safe in the here and now.
If you are supporting someone experiencing suicidal thoughts, you can also use the helplines below. Trained suicide prevention workers will talk you through practical advice and tips.
Please reach out, to stay safe.
For young people under 35 please call Papyrus, a charity which runs the HopelineUK, on 0800 068 41 41, text to 07786209697 or email email@example.com
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm weekdays; 2pm – 10pm weekends and bank holidays
Call Samaritans on 116 123
Men might find CALM a good source of support – Campaign Against Living Miserably for men
Nationwide: 0800 58 58 58
London callers: 0808 802 58 58
Opening hours 5pm – midnight every day
Web chat: www.thecalmzone.net/help/webchat/
Call your GP and ask for an emergency appointment
Contact your mental health crisis team if you have one
If anyone is in Immediate danger call 999
Jami offers support and education to the community around mental ill health. If you would like to learn how to support people going through suicidal crisis, Jami runs courses such as Mental Health First Aid and Suicide First Aid. Get in touch with us via email firstname.lastname@example.org