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Commuters are being urged to help prevent suicides on the rail network by striking up conversations with vulnerable people. A new campaign has been launched to promote the message that suicidal thoughts can be temporary and interrupted by a simple question. The Small Talk Saves Lives initiative commissioned a survey…
These publications provide advice for people who have been asked to speak in public about their personal experiences of self-harm, suicide or other mental health issues, and the organisations that may be supporting them. The Guide To Speaking Publicly is aimed at individuals considering an invitation to speak. It aims…
Terminally-ill Noel Conway has vowed to appeal against a legal decision which has denied him a say over how and when he will die. The 67-year-old retired lecturer from Shrewsbury, who says he feels "entombed" by his motor neurone disease, is dependent on a ventilator and was not at the…
A report has found serious failings in the treatment of man who killed himself after being discharged from a psychiatric hospital. The Mental Welfare Commission has published its investigation into the care of Mr QR, prior to his death, by a health board in Scotland. Mr QR took his own…
A man attempted suicide after losing a court fight over the care of his daughter following the death of his estranged partner, a judge has been told. Two Court of Appeal judges had ruled that the girl, now eight, should be brought up by her late mother's best friend. The…
The lowest-paid workers are at a greater risk of suicide, a mental health charity has claimed. Research from the Mental Health Foundation Scotland warns of the link between low pay, job insecurity and mental health problems. The foundation's Poverty and Mental Health report claims unemployment, "bad" employment and in-work poverty…
An online blackmailer whose Northern Irish teenage victim later took his own life has been sentenced to four years in prison. Ronan Hughes, 17, from Co Tyrone, died in June 2015 after he was targeted by Romanian Iulian Enache, 31. Enache will be released in October 2019 after he was…
A senior judge who said there would be "blood on our hands" if a safe placement was not found for a suicidal teenager has approved a plan for her care. Last week, Sir James Munby, the most senior family court judge in England and Wales, revealed in a judgment that…
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