Charlie was only 13 years old when she first attempted suicide
The second attempt was the turning point for her mum, Nicky.
“I decided not to keep it a secret anymore. I wasn’t ashamed of Charlie – in fact, quite the opposite, I was proud of her.”
The family used one conversation at a time to get them through their darkest moments.
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When Nicky’s 13 year daughter started to experience mental health problems, it almost broke her family.
Derek is using his own experiences to help people in their personal recovery.
When’s Steven’s friend reached out to SAMH for him, he had no idea that a telephone call would give him the tools he needed to save his life.