Suicide and Self Harm Talk for Parents
I lost my brother to suicide. He was 19. He was an amazing young human, with a twinkle in his eye, nerves of steel and the ability to be, do and have whatever he wanted. Clearly, he didn’t agree. It impacted us all and that’s a side to suicide that doesn’t get talked about.
Worryingly, I hear of more and more young people cutting themselves and attempting to take their lives in a way that I haven’t seen before. We can spend hours working out ‘why’ it’s happening, or we can take the initiative to talk to our young people about the topic, arm them with the signs to look for in their friends and take steps to prevent it, by bringing it out into the open and destigmatising it. These videos and discussion notes are designed to do exactly that.