Sep 15th, 2019
Welcome back Warriors! Today is day 6 of my drive to raise awareness around suicide prevention. We have covered a huge range of topics and has some seriously challenging conversations. This podcast wants to progress the conversation around mental health!
Today I welcome the wonderful Jon Simons to the show. Jon is a Team Leader & Mental Health Advocate, Suicidal ideation speaker and MHFA Plenary.
Today we delve into exactly what mental health first aid is, why it is critical people start training in it, and why it is critical that we start educating ourselves into what mental health illness actually is. It is time to empower not limit, progress forward not stay still. We talk openly about our own experiences with mental health illness and suicide ideation, and we speak to you so that you know that you are not alone brother.
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Campaign Against Living Miserably Help and support for young men aged 15-35 on issues which include depression and suicide.
0800 068 4141
For practical advice on suicide prevention
0808 808 8000
For anyone in N.Ireland who is in distress or despair. Immediate help on phone 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Face to face counselling can be arranged, also befriending, mentoring. Issues dealt with include suicide prevention, self harm, abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety.
Run by Contact N.Ireland www.contactni.com independent counselling service employing professional qualified counselors who have extensive experience of working with people facing a wide range of problems, free to all users.
0300 111 0101
Helpline providing a listening service, information, emotional and spiritual support from a Christian perspective
Helpline: 116 123 (free of charge from a landline or mobile)
24 hr helpline offering emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide
SUPPORT FOR VETERANS
Helpline: 0800 138 1619
Helpline text: 07537 404719
Helpline email: email@example.com
Help for Heroes
The veterans suicide hotline (Veterans Crisis Line): 1-800-273-8255, press 1 or text to 838255 (available 24 hours a day, seven days a week)
Veterans Crisis Line online chat: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/get-help/chat
Veterans Crisis Line website: http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Suicide Hotline (the Trevor Lifeline): 1-866-488-7386 (available 24 hours a day, seven days a week)
TrevorChat online chat: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now (Available 7 days a week (3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. PT).)
TrevorText text messaging: Text the word "Trevor" to 1-202-304-1200 (Available on Fridays (4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PT)
The Trevor Project website: http://www.thetrevorproject.org/
Teen suicide hotline (Thursday's Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline): 1-800-USA-KIDS (872-5437) (available 24 hours a day, seven days a week)
Thursday's Child website (lists many additional teen hotlines): http://www.thursdayschild.org/
You Matter website: https://youmatter.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
Christian Suicide Prevention website: http://www.christiansuicideprevention.com/
The International Association for Suicide Prevention: https://www.iasp.info/index.php
Befrienders Worldwide: http://www.befrienders.org/need-to-talk