November 2018 archive

A story about compassion

I wrote previously about how you don’t have to be a mental health expert to help someone who is struggling. Original post HERE Often it is enough for a person to know that someone cares and can empathise with their situation and pain. One of the great stories I heard that really emphasises this follows. …

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Changing the language around suicide.

There appears to be a meaningful change in how we talk about suicide and mental health. So, I was more than a little surprised to see a video news report from a regional TV network that used the term “committed” suicide. I emailed them and suggested, as do most individuals and organisations involved in suicide …

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