Our founder and CEO Joy Hibbins has written for the Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Independent and The Telegraph. She writes about topics relating to mental health and suicide and often raises concerns about situations which happen to our clients, or about gaps in current services. Links to some of her articles are below.
Additionally, her new book “Suicide Prevention Techniques: How A Suicide Crisis Service Saves Lives” explains in detail about our methods, approach and ethos and why all our clients survive: the different elements which have contributed to our zero suicide achievement. We’ve been providing services for five and a half years and have never had a suicide of a client under our care, whether they’ve been under our care for a period of days, weeks or months. The book has been published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Suicide-Prevention-Techniques-Crisis-Service/dp/1785925490
A number of her articles/blogs have made the front page of the Huffington Post including
“Men and Suicide: What They Are Telling Us About The Kind Of Care They Want”
“Please Don’t Call Us Difficult To Engage“, focuses on why some people find it hard to engage with services. It has repeatedly attracted the comment “All mental health professionals should read this”.
“If Clinicians Feel That A Patient’s Suicide Is Inevitable, What Hope Is There For The Patient?” has been widely praised. Joy writes from her own experience as a patient, and from a professional perspective: https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/if-clinicians-feel-that-a-patients-suicide-is-inevitable_uk_5aa7c9b6e4b082994459d033
You can find Joy’s other blogs on her Huff Post author page. There is some info about Joy followed by all her most recent Huff Post UK pieces:-
Joy has also written articles for The Guardian, The Independent and The Telegraph:-
The Guardian After My Suicide Crisis I Set Up A Centre To Give Others The Safety Net I Needed
The Guardian Reinventing Mental Health Care: Putting Patients In Charge>
The Telegraph “When Mental Health Services Tell You It’s Your Decision To End Your Life: A Kinder System Could Save Lives”
The Independent 24 Hours In A Suicide Crisis Centre: How we deal with emergencies as a heatwave brings increasing numbers of clients and NHS mental health services staff shortages create an even greater need for our service.
The Independent More Women Than Men Are Dying By Suicide In Psychiatric Hospitals The article focuses on the impact of traumatic events on women and how sectioning can be re-traumatising.
The Independent What It’s Like To Work At A Suicide Crisis Centre over Christmas
The Independent This Is What Happened When I Set Up A Suicide Crisis Centre