This week, I felt low-key suicidal feelings. Don’t freak out! The word ‘suicide’ can throw us into a fearful head spin, but I want to take this opportunity to talk about the episode to illustrate what suicide ideation can look like. It isn’t always highly dramatic and explosive – sometimes it’s recognising a quiet intrusive thought when it enters your mind and learning to let go of the judgement that comes with it.
DISLAIMER – if you’re feeling actively suicidal, please don’t listen today. It might not be what you need to hear right now, this will still be here for you another time. If you’re in emotional distress and would like a non-judgemental ear, the number for Samaritans is 116 123 – they are very awesome, lovely people.
I will be hosting a panel discussion in Manchester on Tuesday 18th February to discuss the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. If you have ever felt overwhelmed, stressed or a pressure to succeed in work, I think you’ll enjoy our conversation. It’s free to attend, link here.
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Suicide and Emotional Support Organisations – UK
Samaritans: Confidential suicide discussion and emotional support. Free helpline available round the clock. Text – 116123. Call – 08457 909090 Email – firstname.lastname@example.org. Website – www.samaritans.org
Mind: Support and information for anyone suffering from a mental health issue. 0300 123 3393 Website – Mind.org.uk
Saneline: Practical information, crisis care and emotional support to people affected by mental health concerns. Helpline: 0845 767 8000, open daily from 6pm – 11pm.
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