In terms of #LWAS, all volunteers and staff members have been affected directly by the loss of a loved one through suicide, or themselves have attempted suicide, suicidal thoughts and behaviour. The main trigger for suicidal behaviour within FFAMS volunteers is without doubt Mental Health issues: and range in its huge number of aspects of the illness.
Although FFAMS originally offered support to people affected by murder and suicide, since December 2013 we have only one referral, thankfully, relating to murder.
All referrals have been predominately from families and friends of people affected by suicide, suicidal thoughts and behaviours.
Finally, it is an indisputable fact people affect by murder, often experience suicidal thoughts and behaviour. Our experience shows that the impact of traumatic grief can lead to a sharp decline on one’s mental health.
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