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THREAD. Let me tell you abt some myths around #suicide & how you can save lives. #suicideprevention
MYTH 1: Talking about suicide is a bad idea, as it may be seen as encouragement
FALSE. Rather than encouraging suicide, talking openly helps prevent suicide. 1/n
MYTH 2: A person who is suicidal is determined to die
FALSE. Au contraire, suicidal persons are often ambivalent about dying. Emotional support at the right time can help prevent suicide 2/n
MYTH 3: Most suicides happen without warning.
FALSE. Most suicides are preceded by warning signs, either verbal or behavioural. Many will talk to friends & relatives or doctors about wanting to die. Don't ignore it. That brings us to...3/n
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What would National #SuicidePrevention Strategy for India look like:
1. We need to believe it is possible. With concerted effort China has dramatically reduced their suicide rates.
2. We need to implement evidence-based, low cost scalable solutions. They exist.
...contd 1/n
3. Need different strategies for sub-groups. Same solution won't work for students, young women, rural/urban, farmers etc.
4. #suicideprevention is an #intersectoral issue. All solutions do not lie in #health sector; #education #employment, #media #agriculture also imp....2/n
5. Recognise India's suicide epidemiology is different from the West. M:F ratio is 1.5:1 here while it's 4:1 in West. So more women relatively. 50% of suicides impulsive with no mental illness 🇮🇳 while 80% have mental illness in West...3/n
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Very sad to hear about the #suicide of #KeithFlint (#TheProdigy ). If you're in the UK - you can find a list of #MentalHealth resources and support in this thread.

So first up - 1. #Mind - Mind Infoline – Phone: 0300 123 3393, Text: 86463 mind.org.uk
2. Elefriends - a peer to peer community forum elefriends.org.uk

3. Samaritans (you do not need to be suicidal to call them) 116 123 (UK)
116 123 (ROI) jo@samaritans.org (UK) jo@samaritans.ie (ROI)
4. Rethink Mental Illness - broad array of services + part tackling mental health #stigma --- rethink.org along with 5. #TimeToChange time-to-change.org.uk and 6. SANE sane.org.uk which also has a helpline 0300 304 7000 from 4.30pm – 10.30pm daily
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Now reading the the #TopolReview report - Preparing the healthcare workforce to deliver the digital future. It's an illuminating read topol.hee.nhs.uk #DigitalHealth
It's clear that a lot of effort has gone into the #TopolReview - it paints a glorious vision of what healthcare would look like over the next 20 years (for both staff and patients) - enabled by technology such as #genomics, #AI and #robotics
For me the #Topolreview has too narrow a focus. It's been commissioned by healthcare, yet we know that with an aging population, many people with long term conditions have to rely upon #socialcare as well. We need joined up thinking, imho.
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Let's talk about suicide. I know it's not fun. But we need to talk about it. I am someone with lived experience. I've lived through those moments when it was almost too much to bear and I searched for methods and wrote out plans. Yet I am still here.

#SuicidePrevention THREAD
I'm glad I'm alive. There have been plenty of days when I didn't feel that way. So it's kind of like a gift. Part of the beauty in this is that I know other people are glad I'm here, too. Probably none of them knows how difficult the journey has been.

#SuicidePrevention
Depression is a monster that lives under your bed, crawls out every morning as you eat breakfast, watches from the mirror as you brush your teeth, talks in your ear like a ceaseless prayer in reverse as you try to go about your day.

#SuicidePrevention
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My name is Johnnie Jae, I'm from the Otoe-Missouria & Choctaw tribes of Oklahoma. I am the founder of @tribecalledgeek & our suicide prevention initiative #Indigenerds4Hope. I am a co-founder of @notyourmascots & @LiveIndigenous and I'm a Bi-Polar Suicide Survivor
I will struggle with mental illness and suicide for the rest of my life. It isn't easy, it's painful. I get tired, I get frustrated and I struggle but I'm also braver, stronger, wiser, patient and compassionate. I've learned to thrive and live with purpose.
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I’m a suicide survivor. I have survived multiple attempts, most before I went into treatment, and one due to my mishandling a med change (my fault). Very few people know this, so it will cause a stir in my community, but it’s important for me to tell my story. #SuicidePrevention
I tried twice durning my teens and once in my 30’s. I’m “out of the closet” with my mental health, even talking to my students about it, but I don’t talk about this with anyone. I don’t talk about it because people have zero idea how to respond.
It’s a conversation killer, talk about bringing the party down. I would not even know where to begin, and so I don’t. My wife knows, my doctors know, but I don’t think anyone else does. So, this will come as a shock to some and will make others angry and for that, I’m sorry.
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Being an entrepreneur comes with a sense of freedom & none of the institutional limits on creativity. Yet unless I'm consulting within an organisation or connected to community, it can feel lonely & isolating. Online communities are great for support but it's not enough.
I've seen the negative effects of people investing all their time/energy in networking online & draining group dynamics. I realised that one of my values is to participate in collaborations that involve physical meet ups or at least in the potential of physical meetups. 2/
What can I say? I derive inspiration from in person experiences. So it's not surprising that I notice changes in my thinking patterns & emotional landscape when my interactions are more virtual than physical. It's de-motivating & raises mental health alarm bells 3/
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Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay. Let’s take action to promote #mentalhealth in the workplace bit.ly/2hOWn2G
When managers take action to promote #mentalhealth at work, employees are healthier and more productive bit.ly/2hOWn2G #LetsTalk
#WorldMentalHealthDay: Here are 6 ways you and your work mates can promote #mentalhealth at work bit.ly/2hOWn2G
📽️: @WHOWPRO
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