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New campaign aims to help prevent male suicides 15 Dec 2018 11:52 #12106

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Men are five times more likely than women to take their own life.

Men are five times more likely than women to take their own life. In Dudley, male suicides are 60 per cent above the national average and one person dies by suicide every fortnight.

While specialist services play a vital role in suicide prevention, three-quarters of people who die by suicide are not known to specialist agencies.

With the ambition of preventing these unnecessary deaths, earlier in 2018 Dudley’s Suicide Prevention Partnership, championed by Dudley Health & Wellbeing Board, set out to design and launch an awareness campaign using Dudley Council poster sites and bus stop posters, alongside an engaging and fact-filled website ReachOutDudley.co.uk.

This was all developed by agency ThePartnership.cc, and went live on 10th December.

As well as connecting with those thinking about suicide, people affected by suicide or worried about someone are also targeted.

Kat McEwen, business development director of Wombourne-based ThePartnership.cc, said: “It has been stimulating to work with Dudley Council and its partners using our project planning hub to devise the most effective and very practical campaign to promote public awareness of suicide and suicide life-skills as well as reducing the risk of suicide among high-risk groups.

welfareweekly.com/new-campaign-aims-to-help-prevent-male-suicides/

pretty surprised to see this article on welfare weekly usually only MRA groups are talking about this good to see it getting some more recognition :)
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New campaign aims to help prevent male suicides 15 Dec 2018 13:53 #12121

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Dont know about Suicides in General, But I do know they are at all Time Record Highs in the Prison System here in Britain. Massive Spending Cuts on the Prison system, Overcrowding, Shut down of Workshops & Facility's, Even short Jail Sentences are now a Death Threat. :angry:
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New campaign aims to help prevent male suicides 15 Dec 2018 14:38 #12124

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Not enough help out there. My mental health aint great but I find myself looking to see if im normal when looking at suiscide stuff. In short I am people with fibro its high suiscide or attempt rate. Can only speak for myself and I feel let down by docs who palm you off with tablet and its normal to have thoughts. Pretty risky game they play as ive been waiting for CBT 6 months. Luckily whilst life is pretty crap it is stable which helps. Goverments/celebs talk a good game with regards mental health but from my experience its not there. Alot are doing silly things as a cry for help and that cant be right.
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New campaign aims to help prevent male suicides 15 Dec 2018 18:32 #12129

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Years ago...................... I Did get to the Brink of Taking my life, Put a 9mm loaded Pistol in my Mouth; Thank God I did not pull the Trigger, :ohmy:
After all who would look after you lot here on "Welfare Central" ;)
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New campaign aims to help prevent male suicides 17 Dec 2018 18:11 #12181

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New campaign aims to help prevent male suicides 18 Dec 2018 03:25 #12185

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TW35 wrote:
Thanks; This was some years Ago, But With No Family (Dead or Disowned me); But with Very Good Buddy,s I was able to get through it all,
So Now All gone & a Great Future ahead of me; If Only if it was not for the Government and DWP getting in the way, :(
But who said Life was going to be easy. B)
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New campaign aims to help prevent male suicides 18 Dec 2018 13:45 #12198

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Yeah life can be cruel. Pretty shitty for me at min as my best mate is on her last legs my 14 yr old lab. She got cancer and has always been there for me. Kept me going at times. Something to get out of bed for. Skin cancer so is looking nasty and weeping. Upsetting watching her go down hill. On pain meds and is still going on walks and eating so not time to do the right thing yet but will be in bits when the time comes. Got her grave dug last week. Got prices from vets if to come here or we go there.
Quite emotional so when fighting depression can be a small thing that can really get you going. I got a neighbour a few doors down who thinks im a dosser as i dont work. Again asking my sister what im going to do etc. Just a nosey twit who if wants to know summat should ask me and ill tell him to keep his nose out. Really wound me up. Wish id just kept things to myself but this tit has known ive been a worker yet only has the privelage of seeing me on my good days.
Rant over. Feel better now. Will add a walk if possible can help with depression. Ive started trying to do brisk walks again. Not going very far but think its having a positive effect
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New campaign aims to help prevent male suicides 18 Dec 2018 17:40 #12220

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Sorry to hear about your Current Situation TW35, At least you have Friends here, ready to help where they can,
And a Friendlies place for the odd Rant. :)
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New campaign aims to help prevent male suicides 19 Dec 2018 01:06 #12224

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I am a bit of a loner so in some respects it is a lot easier for me having become estranged from my entire surviving family over yes unemployment issues. Life is easier without all that stress honestly!

The British as a race have a problem with facing up to the reality of mental illness and I think this is further compounding the problem to epidemic proportions and not just about the extra pressures of govt policies at present. Couldn't agree more about govt and celebs and as I have voiced befofe, I am rather suspicious over their actual motives in talking about mental illness generically as they do in that I reckon it is all to justify these latest work programmes they are coming up with to help disabled unemployed people 'improve their lives' - by working hard until they drop so they can then say they are not ashamed. Well I aren't ashamed, I am fecking ANGRY!

MIND also say that two thirds of people don't get the help they need. I put one of their stickers about saving lives on my ESA50 reassessment which I posted recorded delivery this morning. I mentioned the word suicide in there as I know they like to ask people why they haven't taken their own life yet. You know what they say about asking stupid questions...expect a stupid answer. I thought about sticking a christmas card in with a message written in blood but as a former printer this is disrespectful to deforestation of the planet and I am sure irony would be lost on them anyway.

I no longer have any pets but still miss my cats who stayed with the ex 25 years ago, you get attached to animals, I know so very sad on hearing about your dog TW35.

Staying active in some way helps it is just tough trying to self motivate at times. I used to do a lot of walking and enjoyed it for the most part, got me quite fit at one stage too - glad I chose that over pills - actually absent minded former doc had prescribed me some but simply forgot to tell me and for a few years DWP had me down as on medication coz he had told them in his official response. I have dealt with people who can see no alternative to anti depressants even though alternative therapies have been shown to help - I did watercolouring for a while, I cannot paint to save my life but it was still therapeutic and I still have all the gear just too busy with other hobbies/interests. If people want to think of me as a dosser it is their loss as I feel I have a lot to offer the world but apart from voluntary placements haven't really had much opportunity - like many out there most people have some kind of talent just thrown on the scrap heap by this backward thinking work for the sake of working obsessed culture.

Careful about joining official walking clubs though folks, the three local ones I was in led and did written info for all gradually learned about my personal stuff curtesy of a few well meaning DWP employees who were also members. Talk about walking into the lion's den. In the past I have looked at specialist support type groups but with little success, although I intend to have another go once the enthusiasm comes back and I am up and about a bit more - exercise bike and rower which I picked up cheap will do for the time being.
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New campaign aims to help prevent male suicides 19 Dec 2018 05:36 #12227

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Verc you DO have lots to offer as is seen in your many thoughtful Posts on this Forum;
Your not alone of Course, as we all work Together as a community, As is seen by the input onto this Forum, with now over 12,000 posts,
So we are helping someone, somewhere every day. :)
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