#TOTW from 10-12-15 ‘From teaching suicide prevention to being on suicide watch’

Ciao!

How is everyone this week? Fine and dandy I hope? I realise however, that people are not always in the best of mental health, and so I wanted to highlight a ‘good news’ story this week about a charity by sharing the following again as my #TOTW:

Really interesting piece about a suicide respite centre

I posted the other week about a cafe where people suffering from mental health problems could go for help and support, rather than ending up in their local A&E department. This week, there is the article above that tells the story of a charity-run suicide respite centre, The Maytree in North London. Here the charity provides a safe place, help and support for those who have got to the point that they feel there is no alternative than to contemplate suicide.

Take a look at the article and I would hope you would agree that there should be many more such centres all over the country, and not just funded by charities. This type of support should – in my opinion – be provided by the state, and as part of an integrated approach by the government to tackle the mental as well as physical health of those who need it most.

Just saying.

Ben