When it is Darkest draws on Rory O'Connor's years of experience in suicide prevention, mental health and psychology, and takes a comprehensive look into the reasons behind suicide and how to support someone who is suicidal themselves.
‘One person dies by suicide every 40 seconds. But sadly, for the most part, we are reluctant to talk about it. It is one of the last remaining taboos.’
Professor Rory O’Connor is here to change this. He believes it is crucial we all talk about suicide so that no one ever has to feel alone again.
Bringing together decades of work on suicide prevention research, Professor O’Connor’s own experience and other peoples stories, When It Is Darkest gets to the heart of the most tragic of human outcomes.
Shedding light on why suicide happens – and what we can do to prevent it, it will support you to listen to someone vulnerable without judgement. For those struggling to get through the tragedy of suicide, it will help you find strength in the darkest of places.