Is someone who has a mental illness more at risk of suicide?

Updated: Jun 21

The short answer......Yes
People with mental illnesses are generally more likely to feel suicidal and try to take their own lives than people who do not have mental illnesses.

Research also shows that a person could be more likely to try to end their own life if they have recently been discharged from a mental health hospital or unit.

At this time, it is important someone gets the right support.

  • Making sure that someone attends appointments with health services and has a care plan in place is important to keep someone well and prevent them feeling suicidal.

  • Regularly "Check in" with these people.

  • Support them in "Helping themselves."

  • Take care of yourself.

Learn why someone would want to commit suicide - Here.

Learn how you can help someone that's suicidal - Here.

Learn what the warning signs are for someone who is feeling suicidal - Here.

Learn what services are available for someone who is suicidal - Here.

Self harm and suicide, learn if they are related - Here

I am now available on Zoom, Skype, Whatsapp, Google Hangouts & Telephone

I understand that you may feel aprehensive in talking to a counsellor that's why I offer a free no obligation 15 minute initial meeting to see if you feel we could work together.

To contact me - click here

Or alternatively visit the Betterman Community online support group / Check In at our Facebook page

Normal Session Fees are as follows -

On-Line One To One, Life Coaching / Counselling

£45.00 Per Session for 55 Minutes

£25.00 Per Session for 25 Minute "Check in"

FREE to Knauf UK employees and Rose Bruford College Students.

On-Line Couples Counselling

£55.00 Per Session for 55 Minutes

£30.00 Per Session for 25 Minute "Check In"

Low Cost Counselling

Are you looking for counselling and do you have an annual household income of up to £28,000?

Then we can offer you counselling sessions for £20.00 per session.


My team and I are genuinely 100% committed to providing counselling support regardless of a persons financial income.

My low-cost counselling service offers individuals a caring, non judgemental and confidential environment to express and explore issues that may be affecting you negatively.

For more info please visit -

4 views0 comments