Ask for Help

On World Suicide Prevention Day, the British Army released a moving video, Ask for Help, featuring the family of Cpl Chris Small, who took his own life in 2016.

Chris’s young son, Jamie, was eight years old when his dad died. He describes the impact of his father’s death: “I can’t feel happiness when he is not here.”

His mum, Mandy Small, explains how her husband’s death has affected the family: “His problems ended the day that he did what he did, but for me, Jamie and his family, they only started. Nothing is ever worth taking your own life over.”

Brigadier Timothy Hodgetts, the Army’s Senior Health Advisor, said: “The Army is promoting initiatives to build personal mental fitness starting at entry; to raise awareness of the early signs of mental ill health; and to encourage help seeking through tackling stigma. Don’t suffer in silence. Do ask for help.”

The video is accompanied by a link which takes viewers to the Ask for Help page on the Army website, listing help and support agencies. 

POSTED 13 SEPTEMBER 2019

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