"We are witnessing first hand the impact of lockdown on people's mental health and suicide risk...It is so important that a strong and clear message is given out nationally which legitimises and recognises the extent of mental health suffering under lockdown – and which ensures that people do not feel reluctant to seek help, or guilty for doing so.
Not all of us are able to talk, when depressed or in crisis. Mental exhaustion may make it impossible. How to help someone in silent crisis.
"When deeply depressed, I experience such profound exhaustion that being with other people becomes impossible."
"Acknowledge the likelihood that they have not found the right kind of help yet. Work persistently to provide or find that help for them. Support them. Believe in their ability to survive. It is important that you hold onto hope for them."