Asking someone how they really are can feel like squeezing the last bit of toothpaste from the tube, despite your efforts, only a small and slightly strained “I’m good” comes out. We can be pretty pants at pressing further, even when we know they’re having a hard time.
If you’re sharing a pint and want to avoid the person you care about mumbling into a packet of peanuts and swiftly changing topic, CALM are here to support you in supporting your pal.
Talking about our mental wellbeing doesn’t always come naturally, but while we might squirm when asked what’s really going on in the old brain box, talking really can help. That also means talking about suicide and suicidal thoughts.
125 people a week die by suicide, but the more we talk about it, the less likely someone close to us will reach crisis point.