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Understanding that you are not alone and that others are experiencing the same level of anxiety, distress, suicidal thoughts or bereavement is vitally important.  Feeing that no one could possibly understand what you’re going through, can lead to even deeper feelings of anxiety and depression and possibly worse.

Welcome to The Jordan Legacy library of hope. Here we share stories relating to: anxiety, depression, suicide and those bereaved by suicide, including; parents, children, siblings, grandparents, partners, friends and extended family and co-workers. Mental health issues and suicide do not just impact the individual concerned – the ripple effect can be devastating.

These stories will explore the topic of mental health and suicide from a position of positivity and no matter how dark today might seem, you must know that there is always hope.  For urgent assistance visit our Resources page

The Day My Son Took His Own Life

4:22 pm, Wednesday December 4th 2019, I receive a call to my mobile, a call that will change my life forever. The call is from Charlotte, the girlfriend of my son Jordan. Me: “Hi Charlotte?” Charlotte: “Hi Steve, I’m so sorry, I’m so, so sorry, it’s Jordan… This was the article Jordan’s father published on LinkedIn, just 3 weeks after Jordan’s suicide….
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Anxiety, stress, depression, suicide
How To Cope If You’ve Lost Your Job Due To The Lockdown

Almost daily, I’m having conversations with people who have lost their jobs due to the lockdown caused by Coronavirus or with people who know someone who has been furloughed or laid off. As we watch the daily news headlines and even allowing for some level of sensationalism and repetition by the news channels, as they hourly loop the same stories,…
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Anxiety, stress, depression, suicide
Anxiety label
Imagine a world without labels

If you are reading this blog there is a good chance you are concerned about your own mental health or that of a loved one. Perhaps you have already sought help from doctors, therapists, friends, family and even Facebook. By this point you may well have had a diagnosis and be wondering what the label you have been given might…
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Video - so you think you nderstand depression
Pull your socks up – Think you understand depression? (Click image and scroll down to view)
Video - so you think you nderstand depression
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This is not the beginning – thoughts from Jordan’s girlfriend

“Since losing the love of my life to suicide four months ago, I have woken up every day with thoughts of what I did wrong, what I could have done differently, how I could have saved him. These thoughts aren’t only there when I wake up; they follow me through the day like a headache you just can’t shake. “This…
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Image of Thomas Harding whose 14 year old son died in front of him
‘We keep him close, always’: how I survived the loss of my teenage son

‘Seven years ago, my 14-year-old son, Kadian, was killed in a road accident. This is the advice I’d give myself back then. The first thing I would say to my seven-year-younger-self is this: I am so sorry for your loss. I am so, so sorry for your loss. There are some people who will struggle to say this. Who will…
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Image of Thomas Harding whose 14 year old son died in front of him
More than half of young people link mental illness with alienation and isolation