Join Heads Up
Forgot your password?
Enter your email address below to reset your password.
Back to Login
Find out more about joining here.
When I was feeling suicidal, I was pretty good at hiding it. And while people may have understood that I was depressed, they may not have understood just how bad and low and hopeless that I was feeling. So, people who are feeling suicidal may not come out and tell you that they're feeling suicidal. But I guess it's important that if you notice a change in somebody's behaviour, somebody that you work with, you can just ask them "Are you feeling okay? Are you doing okay at the moment? And if you're not, can I help you and make a medical appointment for you or take you to the doctor? Take you to speak to a counsellor or a psychologist?"
It's important that people are given a chance to grieve for their colleague who has passed away. Grieving is an important part of moving forward to recovery. And then to receive some counselling from a medical professional like a qualified counsellor or a psychologist to explain to them what is involved in suicide. I have just recently been working for a business that has a very good understanding of the incidence of suicide amongst their workforce, and there's also people in the workplace who are designated as support people for anyone who's feeling distressed in the workplace about any matter at all.