Q. If you suspect someone you know may be considering suicide, what should you do?
A. Ask them!
It’s OK to Ask. That’s the message at the core of this video produced to raise awareness and to break the silence surrounding the topic of suicide.
Every day in Scotland, an average of two people die by their own hand, and young people are at particular risk. Positive Mental Attitudes (PMA), part of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, spearheaded the project with the cooperation of Glasgow City Council and the Choose Life National Programme at NHS Health Scotland, as part of a project called ‘NAEdrama.’
Made with the help of ‘at risk’ youth, the film is intended to be shared, so please help raise awareness of this serious issue by posting on Twitter, Facebook, and other social networking sites, and encourage others to do the same.
What’s the best way to identify someone who is at risk of suicide? Ask! That’s the first step toward healing.
If you are feeling suicidal, there are people who understand and care — please reach out for help.
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