Each year around 700 people die by suicide in Scotland and in Fife there are about 50 deaths annually. Each suicide has a devastating and lasting impact on their families, friends and communities. 

Suicide can affect people of all ages and background. Those bereaved in this way may feel isolated, stigmatised and perhaps find it more difficult to grieve. 

Coming together as a community to remember those who have tragically lost their lives to suicide is vitally important, not only to supporting bereaved family and friend, but also to break the taboo on suicide.

To this end "A Time of Reflection for those Bereaved by Suicide" is being held in St Columba's Church, Rothes Road, Glenrothes on Sunday 1st November at 2pm as part of the To Absent Friends Festival 2015

Those who are left behind after someone takes their own life can be helped by talking to others who have experienced the same. A support group is starting in Kirkcaldy for those bereaved by suicide. 

 

Visit the Choose Life website for further information. 

This is not a religious event.

 

If you are suffering from suicidal thoughts, please seek help. 

Breathing Space - 0800 83 85 87 - Open 6pm - 2am Monday - Thursday, and 24 hours at the weekend.

The Samaritans - 08457 90 90 90 -  Open 24/7, even on Christmas.

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) - 0800 585858 - Open every day from 5pm-midnight

Papyrus - 0800 068 41 41 - Open from 10am - 10pm weekdays, 2pm - 10pm weekends and 2pm - 5pm on bank holidays.