Rory O’Connor was interviewed on BBC Scotland’s The Nine news and current affairs programme in the aftermath of Caroline Flack’s death. Here’s part of the interview here where he discusses the complexity of suicide and the importance of safety planning in suicide prevention.
“Those unbearable thoughts do pass.” Psychologist Rory O’Connor told #TheNine there are complex circumstances surrounding suicidal thoughts but safety plans can help vulnerable people recognise the warning signs and seek support in times of crisis.
If you are affected by suicide or concerned about yourself or someone else the following organisations offer advice and support:
- Samaritans 116 123 (UK and ROI)
- Childline 0800 1111 (UK)
- Breathing Space 0800 83 85 87
- Lifeline (N Ireland) 0808 808 8000
- Young Minds
- NHS 24 111
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (USA) 1 800 273 82
24 February 2020.