Bella's story

I'm here today because Samaritans was there to listen. There was one evening things got way too much, I’d had enough, I just wanted to go somewhere, anywhere. And then I phoned Samaritans.

For years, Bella didn’t break her silence because she didn’t believe she would be listened to, or understood. The Samaritans volunteer she spoke to made her feel that her life had value. She says that hearing those words, and believing them, helped give her the confidence to go on. Now a successful motivational speaker, Bella uses her experience to encourage more people to be open and talk about their mental health.

Someone in the UK dies by suicide every 90 minutes. A gift from you today could help answer a call from someone who urgently needs to talk and be listened to.

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