Players urge fans to Choose Life

20110910- Brechin City vs Forfar Athletic. 'Forfar's Martin Fotheringham and Brechin's Gary Fusco with the Choose Life t-shirts both teams wore in their warm up before Saturday's Angus Derby. 'Choose Life in Angus and Dundee will be active during Suicide Prevention Week 5'11 September, encouraging people to watch out for signs that someone they know might be feeling suicidal, invite that person to talk to them about how they are feeling and ' crucially ' ask them directly if they are feeling suicidal.''Every day, around two people take their own lives in Scotland and it is the leading cause of death for young people. Last year, 14 people in Angus and 23 people In Dundee lost their lives to suicide, leaving a lasting impact on families and friends.''Gail Forrest, Choose Life Co-ordinator for Angus and Dundee said:''    "It's important that if you have the slightest inclination that someone you know might be having thoughts of suicide, you ask them about it. Suicide can affect anyone and it's not a subject that

20110910- Brechin City vs Forfar Athletic. 'Forfar's Martin Fotheringham and Brechin's Gary Fusco with the Choose Life t-shirts both teams wore in their warm up before Saturday's Angus Derby. 'Choose Life in Angus and Dundee will be active during Suicide Prevention Week 5'11 September, encouraging people to watch out for signs that someone they know might be feeling suicidal, invite that person to talk to them about how they are feeling and ' crucially ' ask them directly if they are feeling suicidal.''Every day, around two people take their own lives in Scotland and it is the leading cause of death for young people. Last year, 14 people in Angus and 23 people In Dundee lost their lives to suicide, leaving a lasting impact on families and friends.''Gail Forrest, Choose Life Co-ordinator for Angus and Dundee said:'' "It's important that if you have the slightest inclination that someone you know might be having thoughts of suicide, you ask them about it. Suicide can affect anyone and it's not a subject that

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Forfar Athletic and Brechin City players donned Choose Life t-shirts when they took to the field for their pre-match warm-ups at the Glebe on Saturday.

They were contributing to the activities of Choose Life in Angus and Dundee during Suicide Prevention Week (September 5 to 11 ).

Choose Life members were encouraging people to watch out for signs that someone they know might be feeling suicidal, invite that person to talk to them about how they are feeling and – crucially – ask them directly if they are feeling suicidal.

Information was also be available in the match-day programme and announcements were made before the game and at half-time.

Every day, around two people take their own lives in Scotland and it is the leading cause of death for young people

Last year, 14 people in Angus and 23 people In Dundee lost their lives to suicide, leaving a lasting impact on families and friends.

Gail Forrest, Choose Life co-ordinator for Angus and Dundee said: “It’s important that if you have the slightest inclination that someone you know might be having thoughts of suicide, you ask them about it.

“Suicide can affect anyone and it’s not a subject that should be hidden.

“You don’t need to have an answer to their problems – just be there for them, try to listen carefully without judging, and show that you care.”