This episode contains the discussion of sensitive topics that may be triggering to some listeners.
Lauren, Jess, and Jo along with mental health campaigner, author and vlogger Jonny Benjamin MBE discuss the topic of suicide. The show starts with the story of how he was talked off a bridge by a complete stranger. Jonny then opens up about his search for that stranger through the now famous, “Find Mike: campaign. The group also discusses why people do it, why it’s the opposite of selfish in their eyes, suicide among men, talking about it with children, the general state of mental health facilities, and much more.
Jonny’s Website: https://jonnybenjamin.co.uk/
Beyond Shame and Stigma: https://beyondshamebeyondstigma.co.uk/
Jonny’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrjonnybenjamin/
Mental Health Media Charter: https://www.natashadevon.com/the-mental-health-media-charter
List of International Suicide Hotlines: http://ibpf.org/resource/list-international-suicide-hotlines
The Counselling Directory: https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/
Mental Health Crisis Services Guide: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/crisis-services/helplines-listening-services/#.W_CNBnr7Sb8
Hub of Hope: https://hubofhope.co.uk/
Show website: https://www.whatiwishihadknown.co.uk/
Jess’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefatfunnyone
Jo’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lobellaloves_jo