“Don’t just go off a smile:” CALM launches powerful suicide prevention campaign
By Jess Gaynor on Thursday, June 23, 2022
This week, CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) launched a heart-breaking expedition at Southbank Riverside Central, confronting people with the harsh reality of suicide.
The Last Photo campaign captures fifty smiling and goofy faces of suicide victims in the final photos taken on them, challenging our idea of what suicide looks like, and raising awareness of the signs that someone might be suffering. CALM has encouraged people to talk about the subtle signs and to be aware that they might not be so obvious.
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is a British organisation, offering help and advice to anyone struggling to cope, including the grieving families of suicide victims. Shirley Ballas is one person they have worked with to help people better understand the signs of suicide. In fact, Ballas bravely spoke on the this morning show about losing her brother to suicide, the support she received from CALM, and how it is not enough to “just go off a smile.”
For further information about spotting the signs click here.