During Suicide Prevention Week (September 9th – 15th 2013) and in association with CHANGES Community Health Project, East Lothian Council and Choose Life, Radio Saltire will be broadcasting a series of short discussions focusing on Suicide and Suicide Prevention.
All discussions will be broadcast live at 9.30am during the RS Breakfast Show.
Brian Glass, Suicide Prevention Training Co-ordinator for East Lothian, will cover the latest suicide statistics for Scotland and how they effect us all. Talk about why we need to be vigilant even though the county saw a fall in numbers and give an introduction to the other discussions taking place during the week.
Gary Smith, Project Co-ordinator at CHANGES and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trainer, will discuss with Brian the trigger factors for adults, what we can expect to see in someone at risk and what we can do about it.
Charmian Currie from the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team, who is an expert in Teenage Mental Health and an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trainer, will discuss with Brian the trigger factors in teenagers. What signs we can expect to see in a teenager at risk and what we can do about it.
“Debbie”, someone who has first hand experience of suicidal thoughts, feelings and attempts, will chat about her experiences and her thinking. She will discuss how she got help and why she knew that talking about her feelings would help. Brian will also give a round-up of local and national services to contact if we are worried about someone or if someone is suicidal.
Worried About Someone?
If anyone is worried about someone or if you yourself are thinking about suicide then you should either:
- Speak to their/your General Practitioner
- NHS 24 (if out of hours) – 08454 24 24 24
- Call The Samaritans – 08457 90 90 90
- Call Breathing Space – 0800 83 85 87