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25. A letter to my suicidal self

Today’s short episode revolves around an article on LinkedIn, titled ‘A letter to my suicidal self’, in which I explore my transformation over the years, my relationship with mental health, including suicidal feelings and feelings of guilt.

This episode also includes topics such as:

  • The relationship we have with mental health, and how it may change
  • How important it is to live for yourself, rather than others
  • The importance of not being weighed down by guilt on top of suicidal feelings and depression
  • How vital it is to treat yourself with the compassion that you treat others with
  • Fluctuating mental health and how being on a journey to recovery isn’t always upwards, but is still positive
  • How listening to yourself speak about your own experiences can be beneficial

A link to the LinkedIn article:

Welcome to Dark Coffee, the podcast that starts engaging and approachable conversations around mental health.

Join wellbeing advocate, Alice Lyons, as she attempts to normalise the conversation around mental health, from suicide to satisfaction and everything in between.

Dark Coffee aims to create an open environment to explore dark topics with curiosity, compassion and courage to empower people to build their mental strength, resilience and sense of connection.

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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 – Website –

Mind: Support and information for anyone suffering from a mental health issue. 0300 123 3393 Website –

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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