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I have great concerns about Philip Schofield’s safety from suicide

Posted by on 4 Jun, 2023 in Mental Health |

I have great concerns about Philip Schofield’s safety from suicide

**HEALTH WARNING – SUICIDE CONTENT** I have great concerns about Philip Schofields safety from suicide. I write as a humanitarian and as a Suicide Intervention provider and trainer. I have just watched the interview with Philip Schofield and even if you remove the most obvious warning sign 1) his reference to knowing how Caroline Flack felt, I saw (at least) four more clear suicide warning signs which were: His appearance and presentation, a broken man if ever I saw one He says he has no...

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A Book to Save Lives; a book we should ALL read! By Jane McNeice

Posted by on 15 Sep, 2021 in Mental Health |

A Book to Save Lives; a book we should ALL read! By Jane McNeice

If I was having suicidal thoughts, this is a book that I really hope the person supporting me has read. If so, they will be well equipped to save me, or at the very least, keep me safe until a professional can help me. Joy Hibbins does not hold herself, or her suicide crisis centre, to a ‘zero suicide’ standard, but nevertheless, her service has achieved it… Let that thought sink in for a second… Yes, ZERO suicides. Joy knows the proven tools to save lives. She shares those...

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My WHOLE Self: Chronicles of an Anxious Small Business Owner during Covid-19 Coronavirus, by Jane McNeice

Posted by on 26 Mar, 2020 in Mental Health |

My WHOLE Self: Chronicles of an Anxious Small Business Owner during Covid-19 Coronavirus, by Jane McNeice

So my husband says “Please stop talking about Coronavirus, you’re killing me.” And I get it, when I’m highly anxious about something I just can’t contain it. It becomes contagious and as equally painful to others as it is to me. So I’m trying to spare my husband and write down how I feel instead… Two weeks ago, week commencing 24th February I had started to get anxious about Covid-19 Coronavirus. I’d already gone into my preferred coping mechanism of over-planning, fuelled further by the...

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Suicide is Not a Dirty Word, By Vicki Foulds-Duncan

Posted by on 26 Mar, 2019 in Mental Health |

Suicide is Not a Dirty Word, By Vicki Foulds-Duncan

Suicide. There. I said it. Yet, despite the fact that more than 6000 people across the UK and ROI die by suicide every year, so many of us don’t. This morning, as I sat with a cup of tea reading the local news, I came across sadly familiar phrases in a news article: “fallen from a railway bridge”; “no suspicious circumstances”; “if you are affected by the issues in this story, call Samaritans on 116 123”. I initially felt incredibly sad for the gentleman who died, his family and friends, the...

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