World Suicide Prevention Day 10th September
A UK Suicide Crisis Centre has attracted national and international attention for its zero suicide achievement. Now, it is sharing its techniques so that we can all help a family member, friend, neighbour or work colleague to survive a suicidal crisis.
The charity's Founder and CEO has written a new book which shares many of the skills and techniques used at the Suicide Crisis Centre. It is available from most booksellers.
The Suicide Prevention Pocket Guidebook: How To Support Someone Who Is Having Suicidal Feelings is full of strategies to help someone in crisis: https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-suicide-prevention-pocketbook/joy-hibbins/9781789562996
It explains about the complexity of suicidal feelings, contributory factors that can lead to a suicidal crisis, subtle warning signs, assessing suicide risk, how to ask about suicidal thoughts, and how to support someone in the short-term and longer term.
The book was published on 2nd September in the lead-up to World Suicide Prevention Day on the 10th.
Pre-publication comments include:
“I regularly hear from carers, friends and family that they feel ill-equipped to support their loved ones in their times of need and this book will fill this important gap by offering skills and understanding that can be applied widely.”
Dr Deborah Dover, Deputy Medical Director, Consultant Psychiatrist and Suicide Prevention Lead at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey (London) Mental Health NHS Trust
“Joy’s work has become my go-to place for sound ideas, wisdom and practical guidance on suicide prevention.”
Professor David Mosse, The Alliance of Suicide Prevention Charities and SASP Leadership Team, Support after Suicide Partnership.
“The generosity of Joy’s knowledge and wisdom is so apparent and the gentle way in which it is shared ensures that no-one who reads this book will ever need to feel that they don’t know what to do when their loved one or friend is needing support for suicidal thoughts. Joy captures answers to all of the questions most people probably don’t even know they have, and there is an abundance of learning here that is readily and easily usable for both family, friends, colleagues or professionals working with people experiencing distress. Her respect and compassion for people in suicidal crisis is most telling. A fantastic contribution to international suicide prevention resources.”
Sonja Eriksen, Trauma and Suicide Prevention Specialist, New Zealand
Joy’s author royalties from sales of the book are being paid directly by the publisher to the charity Suicide Crisis, so that the charity benefits from sales of the book, rather than the author.
For more information about the charity Suicide Crisis: http://www.suicidecrisis.co.uk/
For further questions, interviews and/or to request the book, please contact Joy at Joy.Hibbins@suicidecrisis.co.uk or on 07889 420 200.