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After 13th antisemitic hate crime my friend attempted suicide

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wandering_chris
wandering_chris Community member, Scope Member Posts: 72 Courageous
He's disabled too, and has been living with being repeatedly targeted for his faith for over a year. He's planning on moving, but attempted suicide today and while he's doing OK, is scared and confused.

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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,801 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thats so sad, nobody should ever be targeted because of their faith (whatever that faith might be) I hope he makes a full recovery and gets all the help he needs.
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  • wandering_chris
    wandering_chris Community member, Scope Member Posts: 72 Courageous
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    Thankyou :) he's apprehensive about antidepressants
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,127 Disability Gamechanger
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    I've just responded on your other thread. I'm so sorry about your friend, & hadn't realised his suicide attempt was just today. Please let him know that I also wish him well, & will hold him in my prayers & thoughts.
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,830 Scope online community team
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    Hey @wandering_chris, I just got through to this discussion just now. I'm sorry to hear about your friends struggles. Has he been to the police at all?

    It sounds like you're an incredibly supportive friend. While he is apprehensive, they are able to help. The first one may not help but there are other options for anti-depressants. 

    Let us know if there's anything we can do for you as well, you own mental health is important too.
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  • wandering_chris
    wandering_chris Community member, Scope Member Posts: 72 Courageous
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    Hey @wandering_chris, I just got through to this discussion just now. I'm sorry to hear about your friends struggles. Has he been to the police at all?

    It sounds like you're an incredibly supportive friend. While he is apprehensive, they are able to help. The first one may not help but there are other options for anti-depressants. 

    Let us know if there's anything we can do for you as well, you own mental health is important too.

    He has an endless list of police ref numbers, photos of graffiti (Swastikas, David stars, etc), and support letters from Victim Support, GP, synagogue, therapist, and an MH support worker and he's still struggling to move house an get a higher banding, although the lettings policy for where he's moving to says victims of racist abuse should get priority housing.
  • WhatThe
    WhatThe Community member, Scope Member Posts: 1,000 Pioneering
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  • wandering_chris
    wandering_chris Community member, Scope Member Posts: 72 Courageous
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    Update: Last night he was hospitalized after a sort of breakdown and is now taking it easy at home - He's also had to report his 14th incident in 14 months!
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