How to help someone who is suicidal

In honour of World Suicide Prevention Day: 10 September 2017

Spent last weekend creating a brand new Suicide Prevention infographic with a couple of friends (Mike, an illustrator; and Dan a word-smith) in honour of World Suicide Prevention Day on 10th Sept 2017.

Together we wanted to create something powerful that people could engage with easily and share with others; something that took the sting out of starting a conversation around suicide.Suicide Prevention Infographic 040917After just a few days we’re bowled over by the response in pledges of support. We seem to have struck a chord. The genie is out of the bottle: mental health is something that concerns us all.

It reminds me of the jelly fish story. Woman walks along a beach strewn with jelly fish. She sees a young girl chucking one into the sea. Woman says to girl: Why bother? Look how many there are! You can’t save all of them! The girl replies: Yes, but I saved that one.

Please share the infographic with anyone you think might be interested. If you tweet about it please do me the kindness of crediting: @sofijaopacic.

 

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