Worried about a loved one who could be suicidal? Here's a route to get help

The sensitive topic of suicide is being addressed by Motherwell FC and other caring organisations who are harnessing technology to help.

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Suicide Prevention Lanarkshire has launched a smartphone app in conjunction with the club that's aimed squarely at those who are struggling and their loved ones. Details about awareness sessions, facts and myths around suicide, how to start the conversation about suicide, and how to access crucial support helplines are featured

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The app has been created in partnership with both North and Lanarkshire Council and South Lanarkshire Council suicide prevention initiatives. A spokesperson said: “The more we talk about suicide openly, the sooner we reduce the fear and stigma that surrounds it. Talking helps. Low mood can be lifted.”

For more information on the scheme and to download the app see https://www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/suicide-prevention-nl