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To: Jeremy Hunt MP
Increase funding and services for Mental Health and Suicide prevention.
To increase spending on mental health services to help prevent vulnerable patients taking their own lives.
Why is this important?
This year I have lost two people to suicide! Two people I believe could have been saved if access to the mental health services were more readily available. No one should feel that the only way out of a situation is suicide! It's not right! Suicide is the biggest killer of young people under the age of 34, it's also the biggest killer of men under 50. Worryingly these statistics just keep rising! Mental health services have been stripped back, patients can be on waiting lists for months before seeing a psychiatrist and this leaves many young, vulnerable and seriously ill people at the brink often resulting in self medication through drug and alcohol misuse, self harm and all too familiar now, suicide.
I have suffered with mental health for the past 20 years! I have Emotional Unstable Personality Disorder, PTSD, Bulimia, Depression, Anxiety and Agoraphobia
I've been to the brink several times but luckily have had the support of loved ones to pull me back! Many people don't have this, they suffer in silence, waiting to receive the help they ask for when they finally seek it. I want to see more funding for community mental health teams, we need more awareness of mental health in schools and we need more awareness of the affects of mental health on individuals, families, communities as well as increase awareness around suicide and to seek ways in which we can reduce suicide so it's not the killer it is! The more we talk the more we can #EndTheStigma and I want to take this fight to Jeremy Hunt MP because it is down to him to help us address, highlight and spread awareness of mental health and suicide prevention!