How taking a minute can change the course of someone’s life
In Surrey, there are 92 deaths by suicide each year including 6 deaths of young people. We want more people who are experiencing emotional distress to seek help before they become suicidal.
DHC Talking Therapies are representing NHS Talking Therapies services across Surrey on World Suicide Prevention Day, 10 September 2020.
Suicide is not inevitable, it is preventable and there are things we can all do to prevent it. This year, World Suicide Prevention Day asks us to ‘Take a Minute’:
Take a minute to notice what is going on with you, your family, your friends and your colleagues
Take a minute to reach out and start a conversation if you notice something is different
Take a minute to find out what help is available for both you and others
Taking the first step in reaching out for support can be the most difficult one but is often the step that people are most grateful they took.
DHC Talking Therapies are here and we want to help. Talking therapies are proven psychological therapies that provide the space to be open and honest and explore the struggles that day to day life can bring.
Our advice is to try to be honest with yourself and ask: ‘How am I today?’
If the answer is that you are finding life difficult, it may be time to reach out for help.
If someone you know is tearful and appears overwhelmed, is becoming increasingly irritable, withdrawing from family and friends or having difficulty sleeping, these could be signs that they are not coping.
You can read more on WSPD over in Time & Leisure’s September Edition
Healthy Surrey Release the Pressure: www.healthysurrey.org.uk/mental-wellbeing/adults/release-the-pressure