• Gianna De Salvo

12 Tips and Resources for Suicide Prevention

Globally, there are nearly 800,000 suicides each year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). And if you’re concerned that you or your child could be at risk for suicide, these 12 resources from Gianna De Salvo of Joyful Parent Coaching will connect you to the help you need — whether it’s a suicide prevention hotline, mental health provider, or treatments for anxiety and depression.

Suicide Prevention Hotlines

If you or your child are displaying suicidal behaviors or experiencing thoughts of suicide, it’s important to seek immediate help.

● Call the Samaritans suicide prevention helpline at 116 123.

● Contact Suicide Prevention Bristol at 0800 689 5652.

● Text “Shout” to 85258 to begin a conversation with a trained volunteer.

● Learn how to support someone who is feeling suicidal.

Mental Health Services

Even if you or your loved one aren’t feeling suicidal, a trained mental health professional can help to treat depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and other mental health issues.

● Explore various treatments for depression.

● Search for mental health providers through the United Kingdom National Health Service.

● Work with Gianna De Salvo, a trained cognitive therapist and peaceful parent coach.

● Use a mental health app like Flow, Moodpath, 7 Cups, and Evergreen Life.

Tips and Tools for Parents

If you’re concerned about the physical and mental well-being of your child or teen, these resources can help.

● To prevent suicide, look for signs of depression or anxiety, encourage physical activity, and keep all firearms safely locked away.

● The signs and symptoms of depression in children may include anger, physical complaints, irritability, declining grades, and other changes in behavior.

● Take steps to alleviate household tensions and make your home more pleasant.

● Learn how personal coaching services could help to build a more peaceful relationship between you and your child, and heal wounds you may have experienced growing up.

Suicide is permanent, but the mental health concerns you’re experiencing don’t have to be. By enlisting the help of a trained mental health professional — and turning to therapy apps and online counselling services — you’ll get yourself (or your child) the help that’s needed to treat depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders.

Could you and your family benefit from cognitive therapy or conscious parent coaching? Contact Gianna De Salvo of Joyful Parent Coaching to book a free 30-minute consultation. 07917 197625; gianna@joyfulparentcoaching.com