This is Saagar.
If I knew that everyone taking care of him had done everything in their power to help him I would have felt a lot better. While it is very upsetting to see the gaps in knowledge and organization amongst medics, it is clear that there are areas that they don’t even know that they don’t know anything about. One of them is suicide prevention.
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation(CPR) training is mandatory for all health care professionals because it saves lives. Shouldn’t Suicide Prevention Training be mandatory as well? We know it saves lives.
I heard a truly compassionate psychiatrist speak today, Dr Alys Cole-King. Her vast knowledge and passion about Suicide Prevention was truly inspiring. She is absolutely committed to the cause of Suicide Prevention and spends a lot of her time travelling around the UK working for the cause.
Connecting with People is an organisation set up by her and some of her friends to enable them to have a sizeable impact on reducing deaths by suicide.
I look forward to being able to help them in whatever way I can.