Yesterday was the World Suicide Prevention Day – in the UK and around the globe. All leading mental health organisations joined conversations on social media to open up and normalise conversations on the topic. One particular link caught people’s attention in particular. The Samaritans in the UK posted a Guide on the topic to their Instagram.
The Instagram Guides are not new, they were launched in May 2020, but it is nice to see them used so wisely. It’s important to reach social media users on platforms where they hang out so it’s nice to see Samaritans reaching the Instagram community. Bringing this important guidance to our online spaces and communities can save lives.
You can find the guide here, but before you do so, here are some useful links on suicide prevention: