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Walking Out Of Darkness 2017

Saturday 16th September 2017

Weston super Mare

Join people from across the UK to increase Mental Health Awareness, Suicide Prevention and end the Stigma.

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Suicide


noun [C or U] (DEATH)
Pronunciation: /'su?.?.sa?d/ (Latin suicidium, from sui caedere, "to kill oneself")
[mass noun] The action of killing oneself intentionally.

Definition: The act of killing yourself intentionally, or a person who has done this: to attempt/complete suicide. Many suicides occur in prisons.

6 million people in the UK are suffering from depression, anxiety and emotional stress according to the Department of Health. A further 8 million people suffer with a variety of other mental disorders. 

The causes of depression, mental illness and emotional trauma are many and varied; domestic violence, financial stress, sexual abuse, post traumatic stress disorder, bullying, alcohol and drug addiction, sexual and racial prejudice are among them. These conditions will often directly lead to suicide.

    
6,000 people complete suicide in the UK every year. That’s the equivalent of one person every two hours, every day. The figure is rising. In fact, it has doubled since 2008. The suicide rate among men between the ages of 16 and 25 has risen alarmingly.  

A greater number of British troops have been lost to suicide than have been lost in battle. Suicide often occurs because no practical help is available and no other viable option can be envisaged.

* 1 in 4 people suffer Mental illness in the UK. Depression is more common than the common cold. You can make a difference, You can help end the Stigma surround Mental Illness and help reduce UK Suicides!!

Walking Out Of Darkness

Sat 16 September 2017

Weston super Mare

 

'Walking Out Of Darkness’ is taking place on Saturday 16 September 2017. An opportunity for everyone to walk together in support and unity for individuals and families suffering from Mental Health Difficulties and those, who have lost loved ones by suicide.

North Somerset Council’s Mental Health Champion Counsellor Roz Willis said: “The more we talk and educate our world about the issues of mental health and speak of the ways we can be a friend to this terrible illness, the quicker we can conquer the stigma of diagnosis for all.

“I am delighted that we are able to host this event in North Somerset this year, providing the opportunity for people to walk together in support and unity for individuals and families suffering from mental health difficulties and those who have lost loved ones by suicide.”

Register TODAY and together with thousands of people around the country, we can empower and inspire the end of mental illness stigma, raising mental health awareness and suicide prevention at ‘Walking Out Of Darkness’

Together we can make a Difference, we can increase Awareness, we can end the Stigma we can Save Lives!

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