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10 September 2020 16:37

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World Suicide Prevention Day 2020: Where to get support

In May, a national public health group in the US projected some 75,000 Americans might die from drug, alcohol misuse and suicide as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. "Unless we get comprehensive federal, state, and local resources behind improving access to high quality mental health treatments and community supports, I worry we're likely to see things get far worse when it comes to substance misuse and suicide," Well Being Trust's chief strategy officer Dr. Benjamin Miller told CNN at the time. It's important to recognize these in yourself or a loved one, experts say, because many people do not talk about their thoughts of suicide in advance. Does the person have a mood, anxiety, alcohol or other substance use disorder, a major physical illness or a history of trauma, abuse or suicide in the family? If you live in the US and are having suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 for free and confidential support.

Every year around 800,000 people die by suicide globally, according to the Mental Health Foundation. World Suicide Prevention Day takes place on September 10 every year and organisations and communities around the world come together to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide. Below are some of the services who offer mental health support both nationally and locally, please note not everyone is included. call 116 123 (free) or website www.samaritans.org.uk PAPYRUS - young suicide prevention society - phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm and 7pm to 10pm, and 2pm to 5pm on weekends) or visit their website at www.papyrus-uk.org - young suicide prevention society - phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm and 7pm to 10pm, and 2pm to 5pm on weekends) or visit their website at www.papyrus-uk.org Mind - promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems - phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm) or www.mind.org.uk - promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems - phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm) or www.mind.org.uk Mental Health Foundation - provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities - www.mentalhealth.org.uk - provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities - www.mentalhealth.org.uk Rethink Mental Ilnness - support and advice for people living with mental illness. Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm) - website: www.rethink.org - support and advice for people living with mental illness.

Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm) - website: www.rethink.org Men's Health Forum - 24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email - www.menshealthforum.org.uk - 24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email - www.menshealthforum.org.uk Bipolar UK - a charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder - www.bipolaruk.org.uk - a charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder - www.bipolaruk.org.uk Anxiety UK - a charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition - phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm) - www.anxietyuk.org.uk - a charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition - phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm) - www.anxietyuk.org.uk Cruse Bereavement Care - 0808 808 1677 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) SANE - emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers website: www.sane.org.uk/support Chester Community Mental Health Support - the Chester Support Group, as part of Rethink Mental Illness, has been running since 2013 and provides an opportunity for people with lived experience of mental illness to come together and receive peer support - call 07922670521 or email [email protected] - operated by people in your local area who will know how best to support you - 0800 145 6485 or 0300 303 3972 Cheshire West & Chester Mental Health Support Service - 01606 606694 or email [email protected] or visit their website here Chester PLUS (Peer Led User Support) - offer peer support to anyone, over 18, who has experienced or is experiencing any level of mental health problem - website - / CAMH - the service is provided via locally based teams, who offer, following assessment, intervention based on what the issues are and what the young people and families want to gain. - the service is provided via locally based teams, who offer, following assessment, intervention based on what the issues are and what the young people and families want to gain. Every year organisations and communities around the world come together to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide. Samaritans is a registered charity who offer confidential, emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. Heads Together wants to help people feel much more comfortable with their everyday mental wellbeing and have the practical tools to support their friends and family.

0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 10pm, and 2pm to 10pm on weekends and bank holidays) Website: www.papyrus-uk.org Maytree is a national registered charity who provide a unique residential service for people in suicidal crisis so they can talk about their suicidal thoughts and behaviour. The charity offers information and advice to people with mental health problems and lobbies government and local authorities on their behalf. World Suicide Prevention Day 2020: where to get help to improve your mental health - from MIND to Samaritans Suicide prevention charity, The Samaritans, explains, "Every year, organisations and communities around the world comes together to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide." World Suicide Prevention Day is important because, in 2018, in the UK and Republic of Ireland, more than 6,800 people died of suicide. "Not being okay is still widely stigmatised," The Samaritans explain, meaning that those struggling with mental health problems find it difficult to seek help. For those that are struggling with their mental health, there is a wide variety of resources that are available that can help.

The Samaritans provide confidential support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair. Mind is a mental health charity which offers information and advice to people with mental health problems and lobbies the government and local authorities on their behalf. As well as helplines, the NHS advises that if someone is struggling with suicidal thoughts, they should try to talk to someone they trust. There's no right or wrong way to talk about suicidal feelings – starting the conversation is what's important," the NHS says.