Help end the stigma of talking about mental health

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The Office for National Statistics credited the suicide prevention work done in England by the Government, police, NHS, charities and others for the overall fall. If we don't talk about it, we may miss the chance to make a difference for someone who is looking for a reason to live.

On this day, The International Association for Suicide Prevention in collaboration with the World Health Organization mobilises governments, NGOs and other associations while various calls to public action at the local level are organised through events and campaigns.To create awareness on the above theme, Samaritans Mumbai, a helpline providing emotional support for those who are stressed, distressed, depressed, or suicidal, is organising a walkathon from 7 a.m , As Reported By Hindu. "It's called a pick and post, basically we invite people to pick out one of the pledges we have written out, such as 'I pledge to look after my mental health, ' or 'I will learn more about the appropriate language around suicide.' Then take a selfie with it and post it on their social media", said Atkinson.

Awareness of the trends behind the numbers makes us better equipped to target suicide prevention where it is most needed.

'These include young and middle-aged men, people in the care of mental health services, and those in the criminal justice system'.

When people feel validated and know they are not alone, this can ease their despair and isolation. One in 20 people at any given time have thoughts of suicide, but not all act on these thoughts. We can't prevent people from thinking about suicide, but the hope is that by building communities of support, we may prevent some attempts or deaths. Samaritans has done this through our partnership with Network Rail, training more than 15,000 railway workers to identify and intervene to help vulnerable people.

Suicide is an inequality issue - the most deprived in society are more vulnerable.

"Gun show organizers and gun dealers don't have the background to know who might be at risk", said Gottlieb in an interview. Understanding, empathy and guidance are things we all need when under duress, especially when it involves suicide risk.

THE MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION OF CANADAThe Mental Health Commission of Canada is a catalyst for change.

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