Grumpy old fart!!!

"If you talk to God you're religious. If God talks to you, you're psychotic."

Sharon Tate – 1968

Sharon Tate on her wedding day on 20th January 1968.

February 6, 2020 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

226 schoolchildren who lost their life to suicide in 2017 in the UK

These shoes represent the 226 schoolchildren who lost their life to suicide in 2017 in the UK – a pair for each school child and was created at the St George Hall in Liverpool.😞❤️

According to a recent YouGov survey carried out for the Prince’s Trust, the number of young people in the UK who say they don’t believe that life is worth living has doubled in the last decade.

With such shocking statistics and stories, there’s little doubt our younger generation are facing a mental health crisis. But why are children taking their own lives?

Maybe your child is merely having a bad day, but maybe it’s something more if this mood has been going on for a couple of weeks.
Fact: 9 in 10 teens who take their own lives met criteria for a diagnosis of psychiatric or mental health condition or disorder—more than half of them with a mood disorder such as depression or anxiety.

Depressed people often retreat into themselves, when secretly they’re crying out to be rescued from the storm they feel they are in. Many times, they’re too embarrassed to reveal their unhappiness to others, including parents or siblings as they may be in shame. Boys in particular, may try to hide their emotions, in the misguided belief that displaying the feeling is a of weakness of the highest proportions.

Let’s not wait for children or young people to come to us with their problems or concerns. Knock on the door, park yourself down on their bed, and say,
“There is something going on for you right now, and I want you to know I am here for you, you never know maybe I can help – maybe I cant – But the thing is I am here and I’m not going anywhere.”

Hugely powerful, hugely significant, and a lifeline to a young person, not in control and in crisis.

The smallest of gestures at these difficult times can have the largest impact.


Lucy’s Blue Day – Children’s Mental Health Book


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