Suicide charity says almost all calls related to lockdown

A suicide charity says it has been overwhelmed with calls from people driven to despair by lockdown. The news comes as last night the Samaritans announced a quarter of all its calls are linked to lockdown.

Ged Flynn, Chief Executive of suicide prevention charity Papyrus, said it has been “run off its feet” and has extended its opening hours as well as increased its staff to cover the increased demand for help. It estimates 90 per cent of all calls, and texts to its service are coronavirus or lockdown related. These include “reoccuring” concerns linked to physical and mental health, uncertainty over the future, struggles to access support services as well as loneliness...
source: Express

2020-10-18 06:23
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