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Suicide is the act of intentionally ending your life.There is no single reason why someone may try to take their own life but certain things can increase how vulnerable a person is to suicidal thinking and behaviour. Most people who choose to end their lives do so for complex reasons. Certain factors are known to be associated with increased risk of suicide. These include drug and alcohol misuse, history of trauma or abuse, unemployment, social isolation, poverty, poor social conditions, imprisonment, violence and family breakdown. In many cases, suicide is also linked to feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness. In addition to these, a stressful event may push a person ‘over the edge’, leading to suicidal thinking and behaviour.




We all have times when life’s problems affect our mental health. Maybe you are feeling down and need a safe space to chat, or you would like to meet new people or try something different? This website lists over 100 groups in and around Camden, many offering free or low-cost activities. While some will help with a specific problem, others offer everyday activities to encourage us all to get out and about. Why not find what appeals to you. You can make a list of the groups that are of interest with ‘My Shortlist’.  
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