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Stories 

From survivors of suicide attempts, and those who live after another person's suicide 

The aim of this page is to bring together personal stories from around the world. 

These will highlight the three sides of suicide:

 

Firstly the stories of people who have tried to die.  These are shared by people who have attempted suicide and survived, and who can share the things that made them feel death was the only answer. They aim to show the ways in which they work to live and overcome to desire to die. 

Secondly the stories of people who have experienced Bereavement by Suicide, and how they struggle and strove to cope day to day, from people who are grieving the loss of someone they love who has completed suicide. 

Thirdly the work of organisations such as IMP;ACT who are helping people recover from suicidal thinking, or supporting people bereaved by suicide. 

These stories are shared without an intention of causing guilt in people who have tried to die, but in the hopes of giving you inspiration to live. 

STORIES 

from people bereaved by suicide AND who have been suicidal 

BBC3 trailer 

Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency, BBC iPlayer Tuesday 16 March.

 

This brief clip introduces the documentary linked in the next box.

 

Check the trailer out first if you are unsure about watching the full film. 

 

Contains discussion around mental health and suicide that some may find triggering. 

Click to watch 

STORIES 

from people bereaved by suicide AND who have been suicidal 

BBC3 documentary 

 

Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency, BBC iPlayer Tuesday 16 March. 

 

This documentary covers Roman's experience of feeling suicidal and wanting to die, and his shock at the loss of his friend radio producer Joe Lyons, who died by suicide in August 2020. 

 

Contains discussion around mental health and suicide that some may find triggering. 

Click to watch 

STORIES 

from people bereaved by suicide AND who have been suicidal 

Article from Evening Standard 

 

"Roman Kemp has opened about his 12-year mental health battle in which he considered taking his own life." 

This article covers Roman's experience of feeling suicidal and wanting to die, and the loss of his friend, who died by suicide in August 2020. 

 

Contains discussion around mental health and suicide that some may find triggering. 

Click to read 

STORIES 

from IMP;ACT 

IMP;ACT have been featured along with numerous other Doncaster organisations in a new video from the Health and Social Care Forum.

 

Watch the video below to see what work has been done locally to support vulnerable member of our community during the pandemic. 

The IMP;ACT Team and Open Minds appear at 3 minutes, 05 seconds. 

More local services which can support you can be found at www.openmindslibrary.com 

Click to watch 

STORIES 

from IMP;ACT 

The IMP;ACT team were honoured to have our work in safeguarding adults recognised.

 

Doncaster Safeguarding Adults and Doncaster Safeguarding Children Partnership have awarded the IMP;ACT team a Certificate of Recognition for our work to helping those adults who have made an attempt on their lives to find better ways of coping and support them to a safer future.

 

Helen Mason, the manager of the IMP;ACT team, gave a short speech accepting the award and explaining our work, which you can watch in the video below. 

Click to watch 

STORIES 

from IMP;ACT 

Winter Wellness Collaboration 

The IMP;ACT team worked together with our colleagues from Thrive@DM and Safe Space to produce this Winter Wellness booklet, with information on our services and tips for self-care over the festive season. 

Click to read 

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