Responding to Suicide in Young People

Responding to Suicide in Young People

Love Island is undoubtedly the biggest show on TV at the moment; but behind the tans and false eyelashes, lies a story which is far from the image of perfection the show seems to aim at.  Last month former contestant Sophie Gradon took her own life – and in the...
On The Edge: Male Suicide

On The Edge: Male Suicide

It’s the biggest killer of men under 45. On average 84 men lose their life to it every single week in the UK. It’s not car accidents and it’s not cancer – it’s suicide. And regular viewers of Coronation Street will have been faced with...
Language Matters – Speak of Suicide

Language Matters – Speak of Suicide

I’ve attempted to commit depression. I’ve committed an eating disorder. It doesn’t sound right, does it? So why don’t we balk when we hear of committing suicide? Suicide is an expression of profound hopelessness. It’s no longer a crime....

Life In Abundance? #SpeakOfSuicide

There is much about living in the current climate of austerity vs obscene wealth, or the constant comparison of our real lives with the (carefully edited) highlights of others on social media, that feels pernicious and destructive. Depression rates in the UK across...