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Staffordshire will move to very high COVID alert level on 2 December

Mandy and Paul

In the video below Mandy and Paul Stubbs share their experience of losing their lovely daughter, Hannah, to suicide. 

Tragically around ten people a month lose their life to suicide in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

Having ordinary people (like you!) in our communities who are aware of the signs someone may be considering suicide, and are willing to talk and listen, can really make a difference.

Anyone and everyone can gain the skills to save a life - will you?

There’s no easy way to ask someone if they're suicidal. But, at the same time, skirting around the issue won’t help.  If you see someone you think might need help, trust your instincts and start a conversation. You could help save a life.

The best approach is to be sensitive yet direct by asking questions, such as:

  • are you thinking about hurting yourself?
  • are you thinking about dying?
  • are you thinking about suicide?

Remember, mentioning suicide to someone who’s already thinking about it will not encourage them to go through with it. Read more about talking about suicide.

 

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