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Breaking the Silence on Suicidal Thoughts #SpeakofSuicide

“I want to die” Four words that have buzzed in and out of my mind countless times over the past two decades. At times they have drifted through without my paying much attention to them, as strange as that may sound. At other times, it has felt like those words...

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Living in the Shadows of Suicide #SpeakofSuicide #WSPD19

On World Suicide Prevention Day pastor, news broke that the author and founder christian mental health organisation, Anthem of Hope Jarrid Wilson had taken his own life. His last tweet was a retweet highlighting his organisation's 24/7 chat feature. News of his death...

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6 Ways to #SpeakofSuicide and Speak Hope to Young People

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. Suicide is the leading cause of death in young people. It kills more young people than cancer and car accidents. And the rates are rising. The Office of National Statistics released their latest report of suicide rates last week...

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The Pursuit of Happy

It's elusive, fought for and paid for, but what if we're looking for the wrong thing? I'm talking about happiness. It's seen as a right, an end goal; but the more I've thought about it, the more I wonder whether in pursuing happiness we're missing out on something...

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Child’s Play

A recent report by Action for Children has highlighted once again the pressures facing children and young people in the 21st century. It surveys a huge range of issues that young people are facing, but we are going to focus on just two here: school pressure and social...

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Reality Bites

On Monday night, the hugely popular and divisive "Love Island" returned to TV screens up and down the country filled with catchphrases and honed beach bodies. The promotional images are glossy and brightly coloured, but even a passing glance at coverage of 'Love...

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Wholeness and Psychosis

This week, for Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, we’re looking at some of the most common mental health conditions and asking how we can help – heart, mind, soul and strength.  Psychosis is believing or experiencing things that can be empirically disproved and...

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