Joy

Joy

Our founder and CEO Joy Hibbins has had two suicide prevention books published, and she has written for several national newspapers including the Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph and The Metro. 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.

Her new book “The Suicide Prevention Pocket Guidebook” explains how to support a family member, friend or neighbour in a suicidal crisis. It is available to buy from most booksellers including Waterstones and WH Smith, or you can order it from Blackwell’s or Amazon in the links below:

Blackwell’s: The Suicide Prevention Pocket Guidebook

Amazon: The Suicide Prevention Pocket Guidebook

Additionally, her previous 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: Suicide Prevention Techniques: How a Suicide Crisis Service Saves Lives by Joy Hibbins | WHSmith

Her first book “Suicide Crisis: The Story” describes her experiences under psychiatric services: Suicide Crisis: The Story: Amazon.co.uk: Hibbins, Joy: 9781326396046: Books

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”
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/joy-hibbins/men-and-suicide-what-they_b_13201682.html

“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”.
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/joy-hibbins/please-dont-call-us-diffi_b_10988746.html

“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:-

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/author/joy-hibbins

Joy has also written articles for The Independent, The Guardian and The Telegraph:-

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.
https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/suicide-crisis-centre-mental-health-prevention-nhs-iapt-a8446011.html

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.
https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/women-suicide-psychiatric-hospitals-mental-health-prevention-symptoms-crisis-a8497091.html

The Independent What It’s Like To Work At A Suicide Crisis Centre over Christmas
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/suicide-depression-christmas-working-at-the-suicide-crisis-centre-a7479846.html

The Independent This Is What Happened When I Set Up A Suicide Crisis Centre
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/after-a-bad-experience-with-mental-health-services-i-set-up-my-own-suicide-crisis-centre-and-i-a7159721.html

The Guardian After My Suicide Crisis I Set Up A Centre To Give Others The Safety Net I Needed 
https://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2017/mar/15/suicide-crisis-centre-safety-net?CMP=share_btn_tw

The Guardian Reinventing Mental Health Care: Putting Patients In Charge>
https://www.theguardian.com/healthcare-network/views-from-the-nhs-frontline/2017/sep/25/reinventing-mental-health-care-putting-psychiatric-patients-in-charge-suicide-crisis-centre

The Telegraph When Mental Health Services Tell You It’s Your Decision To End Your Life: A Kinder System Could Save Lives”
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/12/want-kill-nhs-wont-stop-kinder-system-could-save-lives/