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The Urban Penguin Marks the Anniversary of Losing Lori

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Marking the anniversary of losing their Graphic Designer Lori Peterborough, United Kingdom – On Friday 25th March 2022, The Urban Penguin wants to celebrate the life of Graphic Designer, Lori. The talented employee, friend, mother, and designer lost her battle to mental health one year ago and her colleagues at The Urban Penguin want to ensure that no one is forgotten or …

‘On My Way’ chronicle’s Sheffielder’s trip that saved him from suicide

No one knows the shattering impact of divorce on a persons’ mental health better than Ian Williams – he never truly got over the devastation of losing his kids, his home, and his purpose in life. His dreams were truly in tatters when his first marriage ended. He hit rock bottom – or so he thought. When he got a …

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Is there a link between intelligence and suicide?

Suicide risk factors There are advantages to being smart. People who do well on IQ tests tend to be more successful in the classroom and the workplace. Although the reasons are not fully understood, they also tend to live longer, healthier lives, and are less likely to experience negative life events such as bankruptcy. However, a survey of Mensa’s highly …

A Mental Health Crisis – How Can We Spread Awareness And Break The Stigma?

As we’ve been forced to isolate, and unable to interact with loved ones in person, mental health is a bigger issue now more than ever. Although there is increased amounts of awareness around this topic to break the stigma, there is still a lot of work to be done.   To look into this topic further, the team at NCC …

World Suicide Prevention Day 2021 – The Toxicity in Toxic Masculinity

10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day—a day dedicated specifically to raising awareness about suicide and how we can work towards creating a world where fewer people die this way.   Each year, suicide ranks in the top 20 leading causes of fatality across the world for people of all ages, and it is responsible for more than 700,000 deaths—translating …

How the Pandemic Increased Risks for Suicide and Substance Abuse

Throughout the pandemic, a lot of things happened. We made banana bread for four straight months. We invented dances. We engaged in discourse on the internet about everything from star signs to politics. Unfortunately, there was another item that happened. Rates of suicide and overdose rose dramatically.   The pandemic had and continues to have a massive impact on the …

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Carrying the Burden: How a Lack of Mental Health Diagnosis is Affecting Young Men

To say we’re in the midst of a mental health crisis is not an exaggeration. Mental health concerns have been increasing for years and have only been amplified by the COVID-19 crisis and national lockdowns. Over half of UK adults said their mental health got worse as a result of the March 2020 restrictions. The Centre for Mental Health has …

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Does suicide increase during the festive season?

MYTH : “Suicides increase during the end of year holiday period”.  This has for many years been documented as being a myth. 1.   FACT : This year however, is an entirely different ball-game … After a year of extreme stress, uncertainty and loss both emotional and for many, financial, many families in the UK are facing the prospect of now not being able …

Jenny

Free online suicide support on World Mental Health Day

A British Mum in Oxford, who lost her 16-year old daughter to suicide on World Mental Health Day has created Jenny’s Day – an annual event in recognition of 10 October – World Mental Health Day. Jenetta Barry lost her daughter Jenny to suicide and has had to walk the walk and talk the talk when it came to working …

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The illusion of control

Control is a myth We all want to be in charge of our lives and feel safe. We like to feel we are in charge of our lives and have choices. In other words, we seek to influence others and our surroundings in order to feel safe. Ultimately, it’s all about feeling safe. Most of us have an intolerance to …