3Ts – Turn The Tide of Suicide – is a registered charity working to help prevent deaths by suicide through research, intervention and support.
“It came as a shock to me,” said Joe. “I’ve had a marvellous life except that I lost my wife five years ago. That was a terrible tragedy, she got cancer.”
But he said: “I feel maybe like the captain of a team holding a football. Thousands of people around the country have helped me, and I was lucky that often it was the right man at the right time that was helping me.”
“I found it so, so difficult to come to terms with people taking their own lives. One of the great tragedies was that the Government made suicide a crime, and that wasn’t rescinded until the 1960s. Both the Church and Government made a huge impact in making it a stigma.”
“Suicide is out there more in …