Evening Express

Events to take place in Aberdeen to mark suicide prevention

A range of events are set to take place in the north-east for Suicide Prevention Week.

Activities in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire include an act of remembrance taking place on September 16 at the city’s Town House at 2pm.

There will also be a tree planting ceremony led by Aberdeenshire Provost, Cllr Bill Howatson, to remember those lost to suicide on September 22 at 1.30pm, Voyage of Life, Community Garden, King Street, Inverbervie.

Suicide Prevention Week runs from today until September 16.

Iain Murray, ChooseLife co-ordinator for Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire said: “If someone you are close to shows signs of not being themselves, you will normally notice.

“When changes in their behaviour begin to worry you – even if the signs come and go – the most important aspect is to ask them about it.

“Talking openly about their feelings can help a person get clarity about what is troubling them.”