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Here are the resources we found for World Suicide Prevention Day for parents and families:

Why we need to embrace the awkward and talk about suicide – Pooky Knightsmith

Every minute, somebody somewhere in the world dies by suicide – but until the moment of death, there is hope. In her inspiring talk, Pooky explains how each and every one of us can help to prevent deaths by suicide by being prepared to have an awkward conversation about suicide.

Suicide: How My Failed Attempts Became My Biggest Success – Shraddha Shankar

Shraddha Shankar is an undergraduate student who has suffered from mental illness for the majority of her life and has survived 13 suicide attempts over the course of her adolescence. In a powerful talk at TEDxUIUC, she shares her story with the public for the first time, where she shares the struggles she faced growing up with a severe mental disorder and her secret to finally finding recovery.

If a young person is self-harming does it mean they are suicidal?

People often ask about the link between self-harm and suicide – in this video Pooky explores how self-harm is sometimes a protective factor against suicide; how some young people self-harm and never consider suicide at all but also how many people who contemplate suicide have previously self-harmed …

Teen Suicide Prevention

In this video created by Mayo Clinic, teens describe common signs that a teen is considering suicide and provide encouragement for communicating directly and immediately for support and safety. It also Includes suggestions for what to say to a teen who may be at risk for suicide and ways to keep them safe. Things can get better.

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Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

(Featured resource)Depression can be treated – talking about it is the first step. Teachers, doctors, employers, university staff are all reached by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust as they are people who can spot when someone might be in trouble. The training provided by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust gives them the confidence to open a conversation and give vital first-line support. They also talk to young people and their families and give them to tools they need to stay mentally well.

Young Minds

(Featured resource)Young Minds is a leading UK charity focusing on mental health and wellbeing in young people. They provide comprehensive help and advice on a variety of topics including what mental health is, feelings and symptoms, conditions, how to look after yourself and so much more.

Papyrus UK

Papyrus UK is a national charity for the prevention of young suicide. Papyrus UK believe that with appropriate support and education, many young suicides can be prevented. They deliver awareness and prevention training, provide confidential support and suicide intervention through HOPELineUK, campaign and influence national policy, and empower young people to lead suicide prevention activities in their own communities.

Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Mental Illness is a charity that believes a better life is possible for the millions of people affected by mental illness. They offer a variety of services including; support groups, carer support, crisis intervention, nursing and residential care, advice and helplines, community support, employment and training, personalisation, mental health training, advocacy, help with criminal justice and house, and talking treatments.

World Suicide Prevention Day 2018

(Featured resource)The homepage for World Suicide Prevention Day 2018 from the International Association for Suicide Prevention. Information, guidance and links for a really important campaign and awareness day on September 10th.

The ’13 Reasons Why’ Toolkit

’13 Reasons Why’, is a hit Netflix show that focusses on the fictional suicide of a teenage girl in an American High School, and the causes and circumstances that surrounded that, including bullying and sexual violence. For Series Two of the show, Netflix commissioned a toolkit of resources and advice for parents, educators and young people.

Suicide Prevention: How to Help Someone who is Suicidal

A suicidal person may not ask for help, but that doesn’t mean that help isn’t wanted. People who take their lives don’t want to die—they just want to stop hurting. Suicide prevention starts with recognizing the warning signs and taking them seriously. If you think a friend or family member is considering suicide, you might be afraid to bring up the subject. But talking openly about suicidal thoughts and feelings can save a life.

Supporting Someone who feels Suicidal

Suicidal feelings can range from being preoccupied by abstract thoughts about ending your life or feelings that people would be better off without you, to thinking about methods of suicide or making clear plans to take your own life. This webpage is for anyone who is worried about someone who might be suicidal and contains help and information on how to support someone who is suicidal.

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“Take a Minute, Change a Life” – a podcast for World Suicide Prevention Day

(Featured resource)In this HeadStart podcast, our panel, which includes young people and national expert Dr. Pooky Knightsmith, discuss a range of issues related to how adults and organisations can support young people who are experiencing suicidal thoughts or at risk of doing so.

Download

The ’13 Reasons Why’ Toolkit

’13 Reasons Why’, is a hit Netflix show that focusses on the fictional suicide of a teenage girl in an American High School, and the causes and circumstances that surrounded that, including bullying and sexual violence. For Series Two of the show, Netflix commissioned a toolkit of resources and advice for parents, educators and young people.

Why we need to embrace the awkward and talk about suicide – Pooky Knightsmith

Every minute, somebody somewhere in the world dies by suicide – but until the moment of death, there is hope. In her inspiring talk, Pooky explains how each and every one of us can help to prevent deaths by suicide by being prepared to have an awkward conversation about suicide.

Suicide: How My Failed Attempts Became My Biggest Success – Shraddha Shankar

Shraddha Shankar is an undergraduate student who has suffered from mental illness for the majority of her life and has survived 13 suicide attempts over the course of her adolescence. In a powerful talk at TEDxUIUC, she shares her story with the public for the first time, where she shares the struggles she faced growing up with a severe mental disorder and her secret to finally finding recovery.

If a young person is self-harming does it mean they are suicidal?

People often ask about the link between self-harm and suicide – in this video Pooky explores how self-harm is sometimes a protective factor against suicide; how some young people self-harm and never consider suicide at all but also how many people who contemplate suicide have previously self-harmed …

Organisation View all organisations

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

(Featured resource)Depression can be treated – talking about it is the first step. Teachers, doctors, employers, university staff are all reached by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust as they are people who can spot when someone might be in trouble. The training provided by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust gives them the confidence to open a conversation and give vital first-line support. They also talk to young people and their families and give them to tools they need to stay mentally well.

Young Minds

(Featured resource)Young Minds is a leading UK charity focusing on mental health and wellbeing in young people. They provide comprehensive help and advice on a variety of topics including what mental health is, feelings and symptoms, conditions, how to look after yourself and so much more.

Papyrus UK

Papyrus UK is a national charity for the prevention of young suicide. Papyrus UK believe that with appropriate support and education, many young suicides can be prevented. They deliver awareness and prevention training, provide confidential support and suicide intervention through HOPELineUK, campaign and influence national policy, and empower young people to lead suicide prevention activities in their own communities.

World Suicide Prevention Day 2018

(Featured resource)The homepage for World Suicide Prevention Day 2018 from the International Association for Suicide Prevention. Information, guidance and links for a really important campaign and awareness day on September 10th.

The ’13 Reasons Why’ Toolkit

’13 Reasons Why’, is a hit Netflix show that focusses on the fictional suicide of a teenage girl in an American High School, and the causes and circumstances that surrounded that, including bullying and sexual violence. For Series Two of the show, Netflix commissioned a toolkit of resources and advice for parents, educators and young people.

Suicide Prevention: How to Help Someone who is Suicidal

A suicidal person may not ask for help, but that doesn’t mean that help isn’t wanted. People who take their lives don’t want to die—they just want to stop hurting. Suicide prevention starts with recognizing the warning signs and taking them seriously. If you think a friend or family member is considering suicide, you might be afraid to bring up the subject. But talking openly about suicidal thoughts and feelings can save a life.

Audio

“Take a Minute, Change a Life” – a podcast for World Suicide Prevention Day

(Featured resource)In this HeadStart podcast, our panel, which includes young people and national expert Dr. Pooky Knightsmith, discuss a range of issues related to how adults and organisations can support young people who are experiencing suicidal thoughts or at risk of doing so.

Download

The ’13 Reasons Why’ Toolkit

’13 Reasons Why’, is a hit Netflix show that focusses on the fictional suicide of a teenage girl in an American High School, and the causes and circumstances that surrounded that, including bullying and sexual violence. For Series Two of the show, Netflix commissioned a toolkit of resources and advice for parents, educators and young people.

Why we need to embrace the awkward and talk about suicide – Pooky Knightsmith

Every minute, somebody somewhere in the world dies by suicide – but until the moment of death, there is hope. In her inspiring talk, Pooky explains how each and every one of us can help to prevent deaths by suicide by being prepared to have an awkward conversation about suicide.

Suicide: How My Failed Attempts Became My Biggest Success – Shraddha Shankar

Shraddha Shankar is an undergraduate student who has suffered from mental illness for the majority of her life and has survived 13 suicide attempts over the course of her adolescence. In a powerful talk at TEDxUIUC, she shares her story with the public for the first time, where she shares the struggles she faced growing up with a severe mental disorder and her secret to finally finding recovery.

If a young person is self-harming does it mean they are suicidal?

People often ask about the link between self-harm and suicide – in this video Pooky explores how self-harm is sometimes a protective factor against suicide; how some young people self-harm and never consider suicide at all but also how many people who contemplate suicide have previously self-harmed …

Organisation View all organisations

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

(Featured resource)Depression can be treated – talking about it is the first step. Teachers, doctors, employers, university staff are all reached by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust as they are people who can spot when someone might be in trouble. The training provided by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust gives them the confidence to open a conversation and give vital first-line support. They also talk to young people and their families and give them to tools they need to stay mentally well.

Young Minds

(Featured resource)Young Minds is a leading UK charity focusing on mental health and wellbeing in young people. They provide comprehensive help and advice on a variety of topics including what mental health is, feelings and symptoms, conditions, how to look after yourself and so much more.

Papyrus UK

Papyrus UK is a national charity for the prevention of young suicide. Papyrus UK believe that with appropriate support and education, many young suicides can be prevented. They deliver awareness and prevention training, provide confidential support and suicide intervention through HOPELineUK, campaign and influence national policy, and empower young people to lead suicide prevention activities in their own communities.

Audio

“Take a Minute, Change a Life” – a podcast for World Suicide Prevention Day

(Featured resource)In this HeadStart podcast, our panel, which includes young people and national expert Dr. Pooky Knightsmith, discuss a range of issues related to how adults and organisations can support young people who are experiencing suicidal thoughts or at risk of doing so.

World Suicide Prevention Day 2018

(Featured resource)The homepage for World Suicide Prevention Day 2018 from the International Association for Suicide Prevention. Information, guidance and links for a really important campaign and awareness day on September 10th.

The ’13 Reasons Why’ Toolkit

’13 Reasons Why’, is a hit Netflix show that focusses on the fictional suicide of a teenage girl in an American High School, and the causes and circumstances that surrounded that, including bullying and sexual violence. For Series Two of the show, Netflix commissioned a toolkit of resources and advice for parents, educators and young people.

Suicide Prevention: How to Help Someone who is Suicidal

A suicidal person may not ask for help, but that doesn’t mean that help isn’t wanted. People who take their lives don’t want to die—they just want to stop hurting. Suicide prevention starts with recognizing the warning signs and taking them seriously. If you think a friend or family member is considering suicide, you might be afraid to bring up the subject. But talking openly about suicidal thoughts and feelings can save a life.

Download

The ’13 Reasons Why’ Toolkit

’13 Reasons Why’, is a hit Netflix show that focusses on the fictional suicide of a teenage girl in an American High School, and the causes and circumstances that surrounded that, including bullying and sexual violence. For Series Two of the show, Netflix commissioned a toolkit of resources and advice for parents, educators and young people.