Depression and suicide support.

As many LBP’s suffer from depression and thoughts of suicide the following is a list of hotlines and webpages to reach out to when you’re in need. Depression DOES NOT have to be a life sentence. Your kids will not see you again if you’re not here.



Lifeline. 131 114

Beyond Blue. 1300 22 46 36

New Zealand

  • LifeLine NZ  09-5222-999 within Auckland
  • LifeLine NZ  0800-543-354 outside Auckland


The Samaritans  08457-90-90-90

Breathing Space Tel: Helpline 0800 83 85 87 Mon-Thu 6pm-2am, weekends Fri 6pm-Mon 6am Free, confidential, phone service for anyone in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety. Managed by NHS 24, it listens, offers advice and provides information.

CALL (Community Advice & Listening Line) Tel: Helpline 0800 132 737 24 hours, 7 days a week or text ‘help’ to: 81066 Mental health helpline for Wales, offering a confidential listening, support and information service for anyone concerned about their own mental health or that of a relative or friend

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) Tel: Helpline 0800 585858 5pm-midnight 365 days a year Email: PO Box 68766, London SE1P 4JZ Registered charity which seeks to prevent male suicide. Provides information and support through helpline and webchat.

SupportLine Tel: Helpline 01708 765200 Email: PO Box 2860, Ilford, Essex, RM7 1JA Confidential telephone helpline, offering emotional support to any individual on any issue.

  • CHILDLINE  0800-1111
  • Family Line  0808-800-5678
  • Papyrus Hopeline  0870-1704000

Northern Ireland

  • Childline  1-800-666-666 -0800-1111
  • Contact Youth (counselling for young People)  028-90457848
  • Samaritans:  1-850-60-90-90 (National number charged at local call rates
  • Young Persons Advice line:  0808-808 5678
  • Youthline:  0808-808 8000
  • Zest for the prevention of suicide Londonderry – 028-71266999


  • Age Scotland:  0845-125-9732
  • Breathing Space Scotland:  0800-83-85-87 – particularly for young men who may be feeling suicidal
  • Edinburgh Crisis Centre:  0808-801-0414
  • Interactions Counseling & Support Services:  01592-262869
  • Lothian LGBT Helpline:  0131-556-4049
  • NHS 24 HR Helpline:  08454-24-24-24
  • NHS INFORM Scotland Helpline:  0800-22-44-88
  • The Samaritans:  08457-90-90-90


Crisis Text Line 741 741

Suicide Prevention Services. 800 273 8255

The Trevor Project Lifeline 866-488-7386

U.S. National Suicide Prevention LifeLine 1-800-273-TALK


The Lifeline Canada Foundation

Alberta Crisis Line 403-266-4357

British Columbia Crisis Line 1-800-SUICIDE

British Columbia Mental Health Support 310-6789


National crisis line  01-45-39-40-00


  • Beijing – Befrienders 03-5286-9090
  • Hong Kong – The Samaritans 2896-0000
  • Shanghai – Life Line 021-6279-8990


  • SNEHA A Link With Life 91-44-2464-0050


  • Befrienders Osaka  81-066-260-4343
  • Children & Families  03-4550-1146
  • Counseling Center  03-4550-1146
  • Life Line Tokyo  03-5774-0992


  • National crisis line  0900-1450





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  2. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), which was signed by Japan in 1994, has already recognized that a child has a right to access both of their parents. Article 9, Section 3, mandates: “States Parties shall respect the right of the child who is separated from one or both parents to maintain personal relations and direct contact with both parents on a regular basis, except if it is contrary to the child’s best interests.”

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  3. The biggest fight against parental alienation has officially started with the launch of a new campaign group with connections across the world.

    On the run-up to the launch the National Association of Alienated Parents has already sent out a 175 page document demanding the law is changed to protect children and parents alike when a marriage or relationship hits the rocks.

    The document – which you can read here – has been put together by lawyers, psychologists and alienation experts and has been sent to social services, Cafcass, Britain’s courts and Parliament.

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  5. Shrouded in layers of complexity—ordeals in divorce and custody play out that often leave one to wonder whose interest they have in mind when determining outcomes.

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    What happens when outcomes take a backseat to convenience, money and in many cases systems of patronage?

  6. The aim of the Conference is to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of the last research, professional practice issues and developments in understanding parental alienation. The Conference is for practitioners and researchers who are interested in learning more about what parental alienation is, how to identify it and what to do about it. The conference will include keynote presentations from Dr Demosthenes Lorandos, Karen Woodall and Nick Woodall who are world renowned experts in parental alienation. The conference will showcase current research and professional practice issues on parental alienation.

    On Thursday 18th and Friday 19th October, there will be two workshops:

  7. Psychologist Yulia Chentsova-Dutton likens depression’s constellations of symptoms to the starry sky. It’s the same universal experience of suffering, the same black vastness above our heads dotted with bright and dim lights. However, when we look at the night sky, as with the expression of depression around the world, we might notice some stars and miss others depending on where we are.

  8. Fathers who are more involved with their kids, particularly through play, contribute to the development of children who are often better able to regulate their own emotions and possess better social skills and self-control. Fathers’ involvement in child-rearing can have a large impact on the long-term development of children, and has been found to predict positive outcomes for children in later life. Well-adjusted adults tend to come from families where the father was involved in their upbringing. Children from homes with a supportive father tend to perform better academically, and this has also been correlated with lower rates of depression, reduced behavioral problems, and lower rates of substance abuse issues. Father involvement should be considered a protective factor for children that aids in the development of resilience and mitigates certain psychological and social risks in adulthood.

  9. The G7 Kidnapped to Japan Reunification Project is international in scope with members who are parents from several countries including Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States. We are International Alliance Partners of this project

    The immediate objective is to put the Japanese parental child abduction issue on the G7 Summit agenda and bring about a rapid resolution to this crisis affecting the human rights of many children abducted to or within Japan.

    To achieve this objective, on April 26, 2018, we published an open letter addressed to 32 high-ranking government officials of several member states of the G7 as well as 23 press reporters working in those countries.

    The letter has been written in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish, with Japanese translation pending, so that it can be accessible to concerned people of many countries.

    Here is the English text of our open letter:

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  12. Maybe it’s because you’re wrestling with anxiety, depression or some other mental illness. Maybe it’s because you’ve had your heart broken. Maybe you’ve gone through a physical or emotional trauma. Maybe you’re deeply grieving. Or maybe there’s no easily understood reason for why you’re feeling bad.

    Whatever the case, I want you to know that it’s OK if you’re going through a tough time. This doesn’t make you any less lovable, worthy or capable. This just means you’re human.

  13. One of the first impressions we get when we set foot in a new culture is how different things are. We spot the obvious first: the buildings, the language, the food, the air. As we unpack our bags and make new friends, our vision sharpens. We move our gaze away from our physical environment to the people who inhabit it. We notice the fine-grained nuances of their ways—how they cover their mouths when they laugh, how they bow when they say goodbye. We observe how they work and how they live, how they talk and how they feel. It takes many seasons of marveling and memorizing these differences, until one day, the foreign morphs into the familiar and their ways become our own

  14. “By being thoughtful about the high points of your life. Ask yourself: Why did I feel that? Was it because of the person I was with? Because of the thoughts I was having? Because of what I was doing? Once you discover what it is that makes you feel like that, try to make more space in your life to recreate those feelings. Relationships are essentially the same – you have to decide whether the person is going to enrich your life or deplete it. Once you get an idea that yes, this is a relationship that’s worth dedicating my life to, try to act on it and show how important it is to you. We can have relationships that last a lifetime and get richer with time.”

  15. Poets and philosophers have long mused about the universal and idiosyncratic signature of our emotions. The human family shares a similar biology. Yet, culture leaves an undeniable imprint on our emotional narratives, including the way we feel and think of distress, how it manifests and how we cope with it. In her cross-cultural research on depression, psychologist Yulia Chentsova-Dutton likens depression’s constellations of symptoms to the starry sky. It’s the same universal experience of suffering, the same black vastness above our heads dotted with bright and dim lights. However, when we look at the night sky, as with the expression of depression around the world, we might notice some stars and miss others depending on where we are.

    Here is Dr. Chentsova-Dutton in her own words on culture’s multifaceted influence on depression.

  16. “For the first time, the State Department has held Japan accountable for its repeated failures to return abducted American children, including the Elias children who were abducted from their family in New Jersey in 2008,” said Rep. Smith.
    The State Department on Wednesday released its Annual Report on International Parental Child Abduction—by a law Smith authored in 2014—the Sean and David Goldman International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act (P.L. 113-150). The report listed Japan as “non-compliant” with their duties under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

  17. We can not do enough to raise awareness of depression and help those who suffer from it. Such a devastating disease.

  18. I’ve thought about ending it all so many times. But I’ve pulled through. All I can say is life gets better. Don’t give up.

  19. Too many lives have been tragically lost to the black dog. I know I”ve struggled with it for much of my life. Thank you for this episode and for giving us hope.

  20. I lost my husband due to depression. It’s such a devastating illness, thank you for offering help and advice to those who have it. I wish Dan had people like you.

  21. So many people used to tell me to just ‘man up’ and ‘be happy’. I’m glad we have people like you raising awareness of what depression really is.

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