For our final day of Mental Health Awareness Week, we're looking at the story Andrew Robinson.
Five years ago, Andrew's brother, who had depression took his own life. The devastating affect of his suicide left Andrew with mental health problems.
Andrew found help through Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS), and is now raising money and awareness about the charity to help others.
Bereavement of Suicide
Those who are grieving over a loved one who has taken their own life go through a different type of bereavement.
When bereaved in this way, people can experience their own mental health issues and it is important that they are supported.
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS), is a charity that gives people the support they need.
The charity's services are run by volunteers who have been bereaved by suicide themselves. They say it's the experience they share thats helps people feel understood.
SOBS has a number of support groups across the UK. They can offer support over the phone and by email.
For more information on Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide click here.
There's a lot of support for people with mental health problems and a number of charities that can help people who feel suicidal:
- Samaritans - 24 hour support line for people who feel troubled and need to talk
- Papyrus - National charity dedicated to preventing suicide in young people
- Calm - 'Campaign Against Living Miserably' exists to prevent male suicide
- If U Care Share - Supporting young people & families affected by suicide
- Mind - Provide support to people experiencing mental health problems