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I'm a volunteer manager at Battle Scars in Leeds.

I work for a charity that supports people who self-harm. A lot of people who volunteer with us or use our services experience or have experienced suicidal thoughts.

I have also attempted suicide in the past, although I know now that I didn't want to die; I just wanted what I was going through to stop. I was lucky that I reached out and got help in time.

Pledge: I pledge to make sure that I am direct with all the people who I work with who are affected by their mental health. I pledge to ask them direct questions if I suspect they may be suicidal. And I pledge to be open to having those direct conversations with anyone I meet in my day-to-day life.