Working to reduce the number of lives lost to suicide in Rotherham
Every life lost to suicide is an individual tragedy. It also has a widespread and devastating impact on friends, family and the wider community.
‘Be the One’ is a joint campaign between Rotherham Council and Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group. It empowers Rotherham people to talk to someone they are worried about, whether a stranger or someone they know, listen to this person to help them feel less alone, and to care about those around them to prevent people from reaching the point of suicide.
Nobody should feel that suicide is the only way out of their current situation.
Everyone should have easy access to support and advice when they are feeling depressed, scared and alone.
We must all learn how to look out for one another and do our bit to help those in distress.
Struggling to cope?
Spot the signs
It can be very hard to tell if someone is thinking about suicide, especially as they will often do everything they can to hide the true situation from family and friends.
Looking out for some of the signs below may help.
- Changes in the way they are behaving
- Things they are saying
- Recent trauma or stressful event
- Making preparations
Be the one…
- To talk - If you are worried that someone is going to kill them self, it can feel hard to talk about. But YOU could be the person who makes a difference
- To listen - You don’t have to be an expert. You just have to listen – and that can save lives.
- To care - Nobody knows exactly what other people are going through in life. If we all resolve to care more about other people we can help make the world an easier place for people who are struggling with mental health problems.