Mental Health VLOG: Parenting, Suicide and Hard Choices

Resident blogger, Marc, discusses the lessons learnt, cognitive behaviours, and the hard choices he had to make as a parent after his son’s suicide attempt… 


Please share your comments or visit our forum if you're affected by any of the issues raised in our series of blogs about mental health, and read more of Marc's blogs for here

You can read about the effect that parenting can have on child development in a very personal blog from life coach and relationship counsellor, Donna Lancaster, here.  

Ruby Wax talks about how mindfulness has helped her with depression here.

We are also running support articles this week from mental health organisations including MIND and YoungMinds, which both offer help and support for those suffering from mental health issues.

You can read YoungMinds' advice on how to spot signs of mental health issues in young people here

Read advice on how you can look after your own mental well-being as a father in this article from MIND.

Whether you are struggling to cope yourself, or you're concerned about the mental health of a loved one, please visit their websites or make a call – a team of experts will be there to offer help and support. 

MIND: Tel: 0300 123 3393 / Email: / Text: 86463

YoungMinds: Parent's hotline: 0808 802 5544 / Contact form:

Find out more about World Mental Health Day at


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