We need you
As an advocate of suicide prevention, one of my core desire is to provide support and ensure safety for men who are struggling with thoughts of suicide and men who are suicide attempt survivors. Why is this personally an area of focus for me? Great Britain has the highest number of deaths by male suicide. According to the following quote extract from the Office of National Statistics — The UK male suicide rate of 17.2 deaths per 100,000 increase from the rate in 2017. Scotland had the highest suicide rate in GB with 16.1 deaths per 100,000 persons (784 deaths), followed by Wales with a rate of 12.8 per 100,000 (349 deaths. I wanted to understand why this was the case. One of the key factors which drives men to the brink of despair was a traumatic divorce or break-up of a relationship, which causes great distress and has impacted him greatly both emotionally, physically, spiritually and psychologically.
There may be men who may come across this blog, who are hurting and who have gone through or are in the process of going through a divorce or separation. Maybe you are the point of giving up. I see you. I see your wounds. I see your pain. Remember that you are worthy, you are loved, you are enough and you have a future. Don’t give up. Talk to someone please. We need you. I wanted to leave you with the following words of encouragement and inspiration “ Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning” (Psalm 30 v.5) — there is hope. Samaritans are available 24/7 for you on 116–123 in case you need a chat— https://www.samaritans.org/