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Every 90 minutes, someone in the UK or Ireland takes their own life. Our charity partner, Samaritans vision is that fewer people die by suicide. It’s not only for the moment of crisis, it’s taking action to prevent the crisis.


This World Suicide Prevention Day, Samaritans is is encouraging people not to be afraid to talk about suicidal thoughts and feelings if they are worried about someone, as well as highlighting the importance of the language we use when we talk about suicide


Evidence shows that asking someone if they’re suicidal doesn’t make things worse, it can protect people, as it provides a crucial opportunity to open up, express their feelings and seek help.


You don’t have to be an expert, just being there to listen and showing you care can help them work through what’s going on. Let them know they’re not a burden and there’s always someone they can turn to – whether it’s a family member or friend, or a 24/7 helpline like Samaritans.


You can read advice on how to start a conversation with someone you’re worried about, as well as how to use the right language when talking about suicide, on the charity's website:


Remember, you’re not alone. If you’re struggling, you can contact Samaritans any time of the day or night by phoning 116 123 or emailing

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