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Walking Out Of Darkness 2017

Saturday 6th May 2017 - Birmingham

Saturday 13th May 2017 - London

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 6 May 2017 - Birmingham

Sat 13 May 2017- London

 

'Walking Out Of Darkness’ events will take place in Birmingham and London on Saturday 6 & 13 May 2017, bookending ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’. 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.

The Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, who as the Chair of the West Midlands Mental Health Commission said;

"I'm thrilled that 'Walking Out of Darkness' is coming to the West Midlands. Having taken part this year in the London event I know how positive this can be. Most families are touched by mental ill health in some way or other - and ours is no exception. We need to talk openly about the challenges people face. Together, we can confront the stigma of mental ill health and of 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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