World Suicide Prevention Day: important reads to raise awareness

Every year on September 10, organisations and communities around the world come together to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide. Suicide is preventable, despite not being okay being stigmatised. Hence, let’s find a way to break the cycle of shame by educating ourselves through people’s experiences.

πŸ“š It’s Not OK to Feel Blue and Other Lies by Scarlett Curtis

πŸ“š Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

πŸ“š How Not to be Good, the A to Z of Anxiety by Elli Johnson

πŸ“š Mind Your Head by Juno Dawson

πŸ“š So Much I Want to Tell You: Letters to My Little Sister by Anna Akana

πŸ“š If You Feel Too Much: Thoughts on Things Found and Lost and Hoped For by Jamie Tworkowski

πŸ“š Boy Meets Depression: Or Life Sucks and Then You Live by Kevin Breel

πŸ“š Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness by William Styron

Please contact Samaritans (116 123) if you are based in the UK and you need assistance, or 999 if you require immediate help.

If you’re around the world, please find some relevant resources near you here.

Check out more mental health books on this website.

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Published by suswatibasu

Suswati Basu is a writer, journalist, producer and feminist activist residing in London. She has written for the Guardian, Huffington Post and the F-Word blogs, and has worked for various media outlets such as the BBC, Channel 4 and for ITV News/ITN. She currently works as a senior intelligence expert.

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