On average two people die by suicide every day in Scotland.
That’s two people who might be members of our family, our friends, our neighbours or our work colleagues. Suicide is tragic but we know it is preventable. We also know that one in three people who take their own life have had no contact with any specialist services before they die. We need to change that dramatically.
That’s why NHS Health Scotland and NHS Education for Scotland worked together to develop the Ask Tell Save a Life: Every Life Matters animation. This online resource aims to raise awareness of the issues that affect people and which can sometimes lead them to think about taking their own life. The animation, together with animations on mental health and healthy conversations, is designed to increase the confidence of individuals to support anyone in distress, by directing them to the specialist help they need at that time.
Suicide prevention training is available in Angus. For details please contact: SuicidePrevention@angus.gov.uk
All information and support available in Angus and Tayside can be accessed on the website www.suicidehelp.co.uk or via the app which can be downloaded to any digital device.
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