Message to depressed or suicidal young men

I have blogged about my loss and there is a personal journey to be lived, where I grieve and remember my son, and find out how to live this new, changed life.

I am not the type of person to turn inwards and shut myself away. I want to reach out and tell my story, not for personal satisfaction, but to find meaning and purpose from loss.

I have two missions, one is to help support other parents and form a network of parents bereaved by suicide.

The other is to send a message to any young person who maybe considering this tragic action, to attempt to give them a glimpse of the pain they would leave behind. It may make no difference if someone is really determined, but maybe, just maybe it may speak to one person, who may go for help as a result.

Here is my message to anyone who has had serious suicidal thoughts; please watch and listen to my story.

Anyone affected who wishes to contact me please go the the Contact Anne page.

To go to CALM website mentioned in the video click CALM

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One Response to Message to depressed or suicidal young men

  1. George Armstrong says:

    I want to thank Anne for her article in the Cambridgeshire News and Crier and the information on her website. I lost a 26 year old daughter – also called Ann – in 2004. On the day of her funeral I read an artlcle in the Independent about a couple who had lost their daughter in similar circumstances. I have four other daughters but we all feel equally guilty over Ann’s death and the anniversary is always very difficult. Anne has been very brave and proactive and I want to thank her for that. I was aware of Papyrus and SOBS and have been on a weekend with the latter. I can echo many of Anne’s comments about the reaction of others.
    George and Edna Armstrong

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