City is put on suicide watch

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thought-provoking posters are to be put up around the Capital today to mark Suicide Prevention Week.

The posters will be displayed in a range of community venues as well as in public toilets, and on buses and trains. Choose Life is also distributing information cards with simple “how to help” steps, and leaflets giving advice on starting conversations about suicide and listening effectively.

Ricky Henderson, health and social care leader at Edinburgh City Council, said: “You tend to know when someone close to you isn’t quite themselves, so if you notice any changes in their behaviour that worry you, ask them about it.”