In March this year, with the backing of the Suicide Prevention Duty Holders Group the fourth national rail industry suicide prevention campaign was launched, Real People, Real Stories (RPRS). As with previous campaigns it has a Samaritans feel to it as the industry continue to promote their services to those who may be in emotional or suicidal crisis.
The campaign has had a significant amount of interest and generated a lot of personal stories like this one:
“My name is K, I’m 19 and I’ve lost 2 brothers to suicide. And I have recently seen your posters on the walls of the train station. And there’s one that hit me and it was the yellow one, saying; ‘There’s always someone who cares for you. Gary’. This hit me like a tonne of bricks, it felt like you put that there, in the perfect position to show me. I’ve not been dealing very well over the last few weeks and seeing that poster just made my day. I was wondering, if I could purchase said poster? Because having that up in my house would be the most positive reassurance that I’m not alone in this world.”