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Mindfully Micha: Suicide

8 July 19 words: Mindfully Micha

This month, Mindfully Micha talks to The Tomorrow Project, using her lived experiences to influence change in the way we look at suicide...

The Tomorrow Project

The Tomorrow Project is a free, confidential suicide prevention project set up to support those at risk of suicide or those bereaved due to the loss of a loved one. 

A common misconception around suicide is that attempts will not lead to completion. What tips would you give to families or friends that may have adopted this societal stigma?
Firstly, any expression of suicide must be taken seriously. Attempts increase the risks of completion. Asking does not make someone more suicidal, it can have mediating effects. Ask how they are, or why they are feeling that way. You don’t need to be qualified to ask – suicide is everyone’s business. Have the confidence and courage to ask “Are you ok?” 

How can Notts support the continuity of this vital project?
Fundraising for us would be a great help to keep us going, and we also have a donation page. However, sharing the project to highlight why this is needed in the city is also a great help.

The Tomorrow Project website

Citizens UK

Citizens UK are a dedicated and passionate group of people who are working to make Nottingham a place in which no one is embarrassed to admit to having mental health problems. Members Jeff and Lesley are putting on an event on the evening of Monday 7 October called Time to Talk, in memory of their son Ben, who sadly ended his life in November 2018. They are also hoping to have a mental health workshop CCG commissioned in the hopes of suicide prevention. If this is something you would like your organisation trained on, please get in touch via the link below.

Citizens UK Nottingham website