Monday, February 17, 2020

Suicide and what we can do in every day life ............

I have blogged about this times and times before.
This is a live issue.
Any human considering taking their own life
needs a friend that will offer/get some help.

The number of people taking their own life in Britain increased “significantly”, 

official figures revealed, 
as the male suicide rate hit its highest level in nearly a decade.

A total of 6,045 suicides were recorded among people aged 15 and over, 
the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said, 
up 437 or 8% on the previous year.

The overall suicide rate in the UK increased from 11.1 to 11.8 per 100,000, 
the ONS said, while the highest suicide rate was among men aged 30 to 44 at 23.5 deaths per 100,000.

Among women, the highest rate of suicide was among 45 to 59-year-olds at 7.3 per 100,000.
"The rise in the numbers of people committing suicide causes very real concern. 
We need to tackle this head on.
A refreshed Suicide Prevention Strategy last year precisely because we take it seriously. 
The strategy targets those most at risk by providing the right interventions at the right time.

"We also need to make sure information about treatment and support is available to those who need them, including those who are suffering from bereavement following a suicide.

"Giving greater priority to mental health services, 
and to improving access, are also critical. 
The Government has made its intent on this clear through the first NHS Mandate."
We can all make a contribution.
Close relationships must always be seeing deeper than the normal 'chatting' sort of communication.
My Level Five model is used by many in terms of the relationships with others.
It starts with us sharing our own vulnerability not only our boasts or communicating about the positives ONLY.
That gives others permission to share something bothering them.
Maybe a little at first.
Then the Level five openness which reveals our true selves - our true inner condition.

We ordinary humans can make a difference - as long as we don't anchor our communication style at Level one, two or three ..............