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Stories of hope

Thank you to those who have shared their personal story of overcoming thoughts of suicide or their experience of a losing a loved one to suicide. By telling these stories, we want to encourage others to talk about suicide, remain hopeful during difficult times and save lives.

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Danny’s story

Former professional rugby player Danny struggled with suicidal thoughts after he became injured and his rugby career ended.

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Rebecca’s story

Writing a letter to her doctor was Rebecca’s first step in sharing how she was feeling.

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Sam’s story

After struggling with depression, Sam opened up to others to get the support he needed to overcome his suicidal feelings.

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Darran’s story

Darran struggled with alcohol dependency and suicidal feelings but found hope after speaking to Samaritans.

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Owen’s story

After leaving the military, Owen suffered from PTSD and suicidal thoughts. Now, he supports other military veterans who are struggling.

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Donna’s story

Donna, who lost her son Anthony to suicide, encourages everyone to talk about suicide and mental health.

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Michael’s story

Having experienced racism and homophobia from a young age, Michael has battled with suicidal thoughts all his adult life.

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Dennis’s story

Dennis didn’t realise how bad he felt until he started feeling better. He now encourages people to reach out and works to end the stigma.

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Falmai’s story

Dr Falmai reached her lowest point after going through a marriage breakdown and becoming isolated.

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