Everyone is likely to experience anxiety at some stage in their life, particularly when going through challenging times. If it persists, however, it can become a mental health problem that prevents you from living the life that you want.
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Rory O’Connor, Professor of Health and Psychology at the University of Glasgow, has dedicated over 25 years of his life to suicide prevention and research to combat harmful misconceptions around suicide and mental health. Rory spoke with Alex, our head of development here at Grassroots, about his new book ‘When it is Darkest.’
Glasgow-based Founder and CEO, Cat Divers, created My Pickle CIC (from the phrase ‘in a pickle’) based on personal experience. Having faced and overcome personal challenges she understands how hard it can be to find support and wanted to help others.
Alice Hendy tragically lost her brother, Josh, on the 25th November 2020 from suicide. Josh was her only sibling, and sadly passed away too soon at just 21 years of age.
This current week has been National Carers Week. We took this chance to get in touch with Brighton organisation Sibling Link – find out more about what they do here.
Earlier this year Grassroots teamed up with accomplished director Martin Percy to make a film about suicide prevention. The film presents an unfolding conversation between two flatmates, Chris and Jason.
The award-winning ‘Stay Alive’ suicide prevention app for smartphone and tablets is coming to Scandinavia, with a recent translation into Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish.
Research shows that 72% of people who die by suicide do not engage with traditional support services such as their GP or mental health services (1). So Grassroots are reaching out to the community to take action against suicide.
The Stay Alive app is a free to download suicide prevention tool, designed to help people thinking about suicide and those concerned about someone else.