Monthly archives for February, 2017

Listen Our Guest Geoff Sobs

Listen  Our Guest Geoff   Sobs

  Listen in to our guest Geoff talking about Sobs and how they support the loved ones of those who choose to end their lives by suicide To find out more about Sobs use the link below uk-sobs.org.uk

Listen … Our guest Robert from Samaritans

Listen … Our guest  Robert from Samaritans

  Lets Talk About Suicide We feel very privileged to have a Robert from The Samaritans in our studio this month Listen in by clicking the play bar below For more information visit http://www.samaritans.org

Tedx Talks Lets Talk About Suicide

Copy and paste these links to your browser bar  to watch ( there are lots of Ted Talks on bereavement, Loss , you can find them on You tube or by visiting Ted Talks and searching for the subject you’d like to see)   You’re still here — Living after suicide | Amy Biancolli | […]

Lets Talk About :Suicide Living with Bereavement

Lets Talk About :Suicide   Living with Bereavement

   “Every day I wake up asking myself the same question – WHY?” Families and loved ones of those who choose to end their own lives are all faced with the unanswerable question why? Even in those families where the deceased may have left notes, or attempted suicide before it might be hard to understand […]

Lets Talk : Suicide The Big Taboo

Lets Talk : Suicide The Big Taboo

There are lots of support  agencies out there. As we pass through this month Tania and I will be posting articles and inviting guests into our studio to talk about this tragic sensitive subject that is still taboo and carries stigma’s. If you or someone you know is talking about ending their life or if […]

Remembering Oliver

Remembering Oliver

  A mother’s story of her battle with her sons mental illness and attempts  to save her son from choosing to end his life. Remembering Oliver I want to tell you about my amazing son Oliver  Oliver was a bright, inquisitive and adventurous child he always wanted to know why? We described him as colourful […]

Suicide and it’s Myths The Samaritans

Suicide and it’s Myths        The Samaritans

The Samaritans offer an extremely informative section on Suicide and its myths, with their kind permission here are the quotes taken from their website. Suicide and it’s Myths Myth: You have to be mentally ill to think about suicide. Fact: Most people have thought of suicide from time to time and not all people who die by […]

How can I help ?

How can I help ?

Here are some ways that may help if you are talking to a suicidal person Do: Be yourself. Let the person know you care, that he/she is not alone. The right words are often unimportant. If you are concerned, your voice and manner will show it. Listen. Let the suicidal person unload despair, ventilate anger. No matter […]

Suicide Taboo Life Without You Abbie’s story

Suicide Taboo  Life Without You  Abbie’s story

 Suicide Taboo and Life Without You  Abbie’s Story  ‘If I could ask society to do one thing, it would be to please talk about mental health and check in with each other, you could save a life’   Abbie  I was 14 when I lost my mum to suicide. I didn’t understand what mental health […]

Lets Talk About : SUICIDE

Lets Talk About   :   SUICIDE

Suicide the big Taboo      This month we are  focussing on the subject of Suicide. We’ve  been talking to a few relatives of people who chose to end their lives, to people who have attempted suicide and to organisations that offer help and support. It’s almost as though if we talk about it, it […]