All posts by: Anita Malster

September 10th was World Suicide Prevention day. Throughout the day my social media feed was filled with well-meaning posts informing people of the tragic statistics, and particularly the prevalence of male suicide. We were reminded that 75% of all suicides...
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Most people will tell you that suicide is a taboo subject… we just don’t talk about it, do we? Well, as an educator in mental health and suicide awareness I can tell you the evidence points to the contrary. Of...
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I’m a keen advocate for breaking the stigma that sits around mental illness. However, I struggle with the ‘just talk’ campaigns that have popped up, especially the ones aimed at men. I doubt that they will solve the suicide crisis...
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I’ve attempted several times to start a blog post over the last three weeks, but each time I’ve struggled to know what to say. To say I’ve been feeling ‘weird’ is an understatement. I think I’ve been through just about...
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Around one in six working age adults will experience anxiety, depression or symptoms associated with stress at any one time. How we respond to, and support people who are struggling can have a huge impact on their ability to stay...
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