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Sharon & Peter's Story

23/02/2021

Sharon’s husband Peter attempted suicide a few years ago. They are sharing their story as they have insight into the reasons why Peter felt he could no longer go on.

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Liam's Story

14/01/2021

Liam spoke to Penumbra’s Spotlight about the role of lived experience and collaboration in suicide prevention.

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Adriana's Story

13/01/2021

“I don’t expect anyone to have the answers or ‘fix’ me but a conversation where the listener guides me back to my sense of hope is the greatest help I can receive.”

Article and story courtesy of Glasgow City HSCP.

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Nicola's Story

12/01/2021

“Talking about suicide will not make your loved one more determined. It will not put ideas in their head. It could save their life.”

Nicola lost her husband Chris to suicide in 2017. In her own words she writes about the importance of talking about suicide openly.

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Hibernian FC player Scott Allan's Story

07/01/2021

Hibernian FC player Scott Allan has seen first-hand how suicidal thoughts can affect people. He’s talking about suicide and mental health issues to encourage others to strike up conversations.

Hibernian FC player Christian Doidge's Story

07/01/2021

Hibernian FC player Christian Doidge is talking about suicide because he says it’s not a topic that gets brought up too often.

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Imran's Story

04/01/2021

Imran has a happy life. But it took him a long time, and a suicide attempt, to get here. Imran was supported by SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) after his experiences.

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Steve's Story

17/12/2020

Steve’s son Gregory (pictured) died by suicide in January 2016. He was 21 years old. He was a final year student at university and took his own life during the Christmas holidays. Steve tells us in his own words about his experience of supporting someone with suicidal thoughts and why talking is important.

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Jenn's Story

11/11/2020

Jenn tells how talking has helped her and how breaking the stigma can help others. She goes on to tell us what we can do to help those who need it the most, before telling us what she has learned from her lived experience of suicide.

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Linda’s Story

06/11/2020

Hello everyone! I’m Linda and I’ve taken a bit of time today to tell you my story. Suicide affects so many of us, but hopefully opening up here can help some people that are currently feeling what I have felt.

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Stephanie's Story

26/10/2020

Talking to people with lived experience of suicide is vital to how we learn, and ultimately prevent deaths in the future. We spoke to Stephanie about her story, and she told us how talking has helped her and how breaking the stigma can help others.

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Adam's Story

01/10/2020

I can remember the night vividly. I was playing football with a few of my friends. The rage that hit me as we were knocked out of the tournament was like never before. I knew at this point that there was something wrong with me. I had never wanted to cry so much in my life but I held it together as I didn’t want to totally embarrass myself in front of my friends.

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Open conversations about suicide are the first step in helping to prevent it. We are on a mission to make this the most supportive country in the world.

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