Sometimes life can be overwhelming and you may feel hopeless or lost – at times like these one of the bravest things you can do is SEEK HELP. Unbelievably just over three out of four victims of suicide (76%) are men and it is the biggest cause of death for men under 35 (ref: ONS). When your mental health plummets to those kind of lows it is incredibly hard to deal with but you deserve to be here, you are important and you are not alone. Still not sure where to turn? We have done our homework and listed below our top 3 charities who we believe can provide amazing support and have the skills and expertise to really help you – click any of the highlighted links below to go straight to a help page.
- Mental Health Foundation
Now in its 70th year of service, The Mental Health Foundation is a charity which is extremely educated and experienced in mental health support services. They even have a quick online quiz which indicates your levels of positivity, rates your ability to cope with everyday life and displays results at the end with some top tips and the option to request a good mental health package (embed link)?. In fact Mental Health Foundation’s Your Mental Health page is filled with helpful, supportive and interesting resources to help you deal with your own mental health!
- Mind – for Better Mental Health
Mind is a prominent mental health charity in the UK. Their website is a powerhouse of help and support covering everything from suicide to everyday anxiety in the workplace. There are also insightful training programmes available which may help your family and friends support you in your struggles.
- SAMH – for Scotland’s Mental Health
Undoubtedly one of Scotland’s biggest mental health charities, the people at SAMH know their stuff and have created a website filled with useful resources, stories and contacts. Using their Find Help page you can locate your nearest support group or useful phone numbers to call when you are in need. SAMH also feature a great page with information on how you can be there for someone who is suffering from a bad mental health episode.
If you take anything away from this blog, please know you do not have to suffer alone. There are millions of people across the UK suffering with mental health struggles, there is no longer a stigma and you should not be embarrassed to SEEK HELP. Take care of yourself!