FIND­ING HOPE WHEN A LIFE FALLS APART

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Two peo­ple who have ex­pe­ri­enced suicidal thoughts say talk­ing is the most pow­er­ful tool to changing lives. Yvonne Collins and John have both­been to rock bot­tom and spoke to the Re­former in the week Scot­land’s sui­cide fig­ures were re­leased. Yvonne was so anx­ious she was un­able to leave her home, while John’s bat­tle with al­co­holism and de­pres­sion meant he was, in his words, in the gut­ter. What th­ese two peo­ple have in com­mon is that they have turned their lives around with the sup­port of Healthy n Happy Com­mu­nity Devel­op­men­tTrust. The duo are part of the trust’sTellingYour Story ini­tia­tive, whose ra­dio show tells the sto­ries of lo­cal peo­ple who have over­come per­sonal strug­gles.

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