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Harriers are linking with Brierley Hill Samaritans to support World Suicide Prevention Day…



Harriers are linking up with Brierley Hill Samaritans to support the Real People, Real Stories campaign

HARRIERS are linking up with Brierley Hill Samaritans to support the Real People, Real Stories campaign for World Suicide Prevention Day.

The campaign aims to encourage men to seek help by sharing the stories from men who have overcome difficult times with support from others.

A survey by Samaritans found that two in five (41%) men in England, Scotland and Wales aged 20-59 do not seek support when they need to, because they prefer to solve their problems themselves. This group includes men who are most at risk of suicide.

The campaign includes the stories of several men who have overcome tough times, to encourage others to seek help by calling Samaritans 24/7 free on 116 123 or visiting Samaritans.org.

A spokesperson for Samaritans said: “We know men can sometimes find it really hard to admit they are having trouble coping and can be reluctant to seek help, and we want to say that at our Brierley Hill branch, we do our best to make it easy to get in touch with Samaritans and talk to a volunteer. We are here to take calls 24/7 free on 116 123.”


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