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September 10 2019
Today is World Suicide Prevention Day and here at McGinley, in partnership with The Mental Health Foundation, we want to issue an important reminder that everyone can make a difference to others who have reached the point of wanting to end their lives.
A short conversation with another person can sometimes be enough to make a difference.
The acronym ‘WAIT’ is a good way to remember how you can support another person who may be suicidal. It stands for:
Don't forget to look after your own wellbeing after having a difficult conversation. You can call Samaritans for free, at any time (24/7) on 116 123. They are there to listen to you. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
Seek help for yourself
If you yourself are feeling like ending your life, please call 999 or go to A&E and ask for the contact of the nearest crisis resolution team. These are teams of mental health care professionals who work with people in severe distress.
Other sources of help include: