Suicide Prevention App01/09/17
A TECH-BASED guide to supporting people with suicidal thoughts has been refreshed and relaunched in time for Suicide Prevention Week.
The locally-developed Suicide? Help! App contains contact details of local and national organisations, information about suicide, a guide to helping those in distress and a template for creating a safety plan
Launching on Monday (September 4) Suicide Prevention Week aims to highlight the issues and break down barriers to giving and receiving help.
As well as the refreshed app, with up to date contact details and the latest information, Suicide Prevention Week will see a number of local events taking place.
These include a week-long drop in stall in Ninewells Hospital and an information point in the Overgate Shopping Centre on Friday (September 8).
Backed by partners including NHS Tayside and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service the app can be a source of support for someone with thoughts of suicide, or someone trying to help them, no matter where they are.
Recent research by the Tayside Multi Agency Suicide Review Group shows most suicides take place in the home, and that the person will probably not be known to mental health services.
The Suicide? Help! app can be downloaded free from app stores, by visiting www.suicidehelp.co.uk, by calling NHS 24 on 111, Samaritans on 116 123 or Breathing Space on 0800 838587 or www.breathingspacescotland.co.uk
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