Comment on Suicide Prevention Awareness Week

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron is urging local people to keep an eye open for people who may be having suicidal thoughts.

Mr Cameron said: “This week is Suicide Prevention Awareness Week and it reminds us to be aware of friends, relatives or neighbours who may be struggling with their mental health.

“The isolation caused by the coronavirus pandemic has been very difficult for many of us.  But a gentle enquiry could make all the difference to someone who may be feeling vulnerable. It’s good to know that we are not alone when it feels the walls may be closing in."

“We should also remember that young people can be badly affected and young men, in particular,  can experience a tough time.”

Mr Cameron added: “Help is always available. And NHS Inform provide an excellent sign-posting service which you can find at: www.nhsinform.scot/campaigns/suicide. “

 

More information on suicide prevention here: http://www.healthscotland.scot/health-topics/suicide/suicide-prevention-overview