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The Vitality of Mental Wellness to Suicide Prevention

Last Updated on 04 October, 2023

Mental Wellness is one of the most talked-about topics in today's world. Our mental health deserves the same attention as our physical health. Infact, both are correlated. Poor mental health leads people to depression, anxiety, and whatnot.

With this, one other thing has seen a rapid rise in recent years- Suicide. In most cases, depression is what ends in suicide. Sometimes, when people struggle with mental health issues and are going through a lot of difficulty coping with them, they find suicide as the only way out. This is heartbreaking.

In this podcast, Steve Phillips explains how mental health plays a significant role in our lives. He further talks about his journey as mental well-being and suicide prevention enthusiast.

About the Speaker

For almost 30 years, Steve Phillip was a successful consultant, trainer, and keynote speaker when he received a call on December 4th, 2019, that changed his world forever – his son Jordan had taken his own life.

With a LinkedIn following of more than 36,000 people, Steve's articles and posts have engaged a global audience of millions. Early in 2020, he established The Jordan Legacy CIC to support those struggling to cope with life or considering suicide.

Steve has delivered talks on suicide prevention to corporate organizations and communities throughout the UK and Europe. He has also been invited to speak to leaders, employees, and policymakers within the following Government departments: Cabinet Office, Department for Health & Social Care, Crown Commercial Service, Home Office, the Ministry of Defence, the RAF, and North Yorkshire Police.

Steve's lived experience of suicide, combined with his reputation as a highly engaging speaker, will help you understand how to better look after your own mental health and how you can support others.

Connect with him on Linkedin.

Show Notes

(01:37) Can you tell us about your journey as a successful trainer and consultant in the field of mental health?

(03:18) How much prominence has mental health gained in today's world?

(04:15) Do you think social isolation and loneliness due to COVID and lockdown have led to the increase in rising mental health issues in people?

(06:03) Do you think opening up to someone while dealing with mental health issues helps the individual?

(09:02) As per statistics, men have a comparatively higher suicide rate than women. So, do you think the reason behind this is men's inability to express emotions that often? Also, because of the stigma attached to the fact that men cannot cry or pretend to be rough and tough at all times?

(11:42) In our society, a mentally unwell person is called mad. What do you have to say about that?

(13:19) How do you think you can prevent a suicide from happening?

(16:15) Do you agree that suicide does not happen all of a sudden, and it is more like piling up emotions?

(17:17) Amidst busy schedules and deadlines in the corporate world today, do you think mental health is often neglected?

(20:36) As a consultant, have you ever come across individuals struggling with workplace stress and developing feelings of anxiety?

(21:51) Do you think failing to maintain a work-life balance can develop people's mental health issues and anxiety?

(23:25) Do you think Employee Burnout has seen a rapid rate since the pandemic?

(24:18) Don't you think total work from home can have a negative impact on the employees?

(25:42) Did you ever find anyone thing in common among your clients?

(27:40) What do you think leaders can do to efficiently help employees struggling with mental health?

(30:49) Do you think communication is the key when dealing with someone going through a tough phase?

(31:11) Would you like to share more about your journey and how has it been in the area of mental health?

(38:00) Would you like to share something with our listeners?

(39:55) How would our listeners be able to reach you?

This podcast is hosted by Dipshi Bhattacharjee. Besides working as a podcast host and a content marketer at Vantage Circle, she is an animal lover with a huge fascination for Cinema, Television & Foreign languages. For any related queries, contact editor@vantagecircle.com

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