It is World Suicide Prevention Day on Saturday the 10th of September.
Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45.
Those in the construction industry are 3 times as likely to commit suicide than any other sector (Construction News).
If you are struggling with your mental health, we want to give you the help and support you need.
What to do if you are struggling…
- Look after yourself – get enough sleep, eat regularly, do things that you enjoy
- Be kind to yourself
- Maintain a normal routine
- Focus on what you can control
- Get support – talk to friends, family or contact the helplines we have provided below
Signs someone is struggling…
- Not going out as much
- Not their usual self
- Drinking or using drugs more
- Low energy
- Becoming more risky in their behavior
- Change in their life situation e.g. breakup, losing a job
What to do if you’re worried about someone else :
- Reach out to them, it may be a text, call or face to face for a coffee…
- AskTwice if they are okay
- Don’t offer advice you’re not qualified in
- Keep inviting them out as normal
- Listen to them, use the SHUSH method…
Show you care
Use open questions
Say it back
When your not coping at all
If you have suicidal thoughts or consider that things might be better without you here…
Speak to someone, you may be able to find support from those around you, such as friends or family.
Or, contact one of the helplines below…
- Lighthouse Charity – 0359 605 1956
- CALM – 0800 58 58 58
- Samaritans – 116 123
- Papyrus – 0800 068 4141