Our dear friend and colleague, Dick Moore doing a great job is dispeling some of the many myths around mental illness – particularly in young people. Here he talks of his own experience of his son’s suicide.
We had dinner with them – including young Barney – the month before he died……
Around 4,400 people end their own lives in England each year – that’s one death every two hours – and at least 10 times that number attempt suicide.
So how about if we stop pretending it doesn’t happen…. and do something about it?
Mental Health First Aid (Youth) programmes can help.