Letter of the week: Austerity hindering people's mental health
It was sad to once again read that someone has lost their life after a cliff fall.
There is no simple solution to this problem and I certainly don’t know what it is.
However, I do think more resources need to be directed into mental health care to help those who feel so desperate.
I am sure too these times of austerity will also be playing their part in the fact that more people decide to take their own life.
Useful helpline numbers include:
Samaritans 24 hour helpline: 08457 90 90 90;
Emergency Services (24hr): 999;
HOPELineUK: 0800 068 41 41;
Mind infoline: 0300 123 3393;
Mind Tyneside: 0191 4774545 or at www.tynesidemind.org.uk/.
Last week's Letter of the week: Good to see South Shields pit head opened as visitor attraction