Suicide and suicidal thoughts are something which should always be taken seriously. Samaritans provide help for people who are contemplating suicide and support if you think someone you love may be suffering in silence.
Below is a quick video which was made earlier this year which tackles bullying, the distress caused and where to go if you feel like suicide is your only option.
Jazmine Franks, who plays Esther in Hollyoaks at the centre of a bullying campaign, provides advice on Samaritans and other sources of support for those with any problems and issues causing them distress. If you are worried about your friend or family member Samaritans say;
“You don’t have to be able to solve their problems but if you feel you can, offer support and encourage them to talk about how they’re feeling. Ask direct questions and don’t be afraid of frank discussions. Many people do want a chance to talk but don’t want to burden anyone around them.”
Click here for more help from Samaritans or phone the Ballymena branch on 028 2565 0000