‘Let’s Get a Cup of Coffee’: Mother, 22, Reveals What Stranger Told Her Before Trying to Jump From Building.

Charley Wills with her 1-year-old son Hugo.  (Facebook / selfie)
A 22-year-old U.K. mother revealed what a good Samaritan told her as she was about to kill herself by jumping off a building. Charley Wills said that a woman happened to see her and stopped her from jumping.
She told the paper that she was depressed after leaving an abusive relationship earlier this year before driving to the Queensgate Market parking lot to jump. She said, “I just couldn’t handle all things that were happening to me. I had lost my home and a lot of people in my life. I felt like nobody understood and I just needed a cuddle.”The woman added: “I’d got really ill and [my son] Hugo was going back to his dad’s for a few days. That was the day everything went crashing down. I drove to the top of the multistorey car park (parking lot); there were so many thoughts going through my head.”The woman came over after about an hour and spoke to her.“In my head, I was there for only five minutes but in reality, it was probably about an hour. This lady came over and held my waist. She said, ‘Let’s just go and get a cup of coffee, things are going to be okay,’” Wills said. She added: “Every time I inched closer to the edge she would just hold me. If it weren’t for her and the police lady who turned up, my little boy would have no one to tuck him into bed at night.”Wills is now in therapy, living with her sister. Her former boyfriend also told her that she should have jumped. “Then I got a message from him saying I should have jumped. To say that to your child’s mother is disgusting,” she said. Wills made a post on Facebook in an attempt to find the stranger who had helped her. Someone who knew the woman and tagged her.“I sent her a message on Facebook just to say thank you along with a picture of my son,” she said. “She replied saying that just knowing I was okay was enough in the way of thanks.“I honestly can’t thank all these people enough. If it weren’t for her, the police officer, and my sister Casey, Hugo would be without a mum to put him to bed,” the woman said. “There are so many people in this situation who are in abusive or manipulative relationships and need to get out. I realise now that I’m worth 10 times more than he made me feel.”On Facebook, people said she should think about her son first.“Times will get hard but you’ve just gotta remember you’ve got your little boy that adores his mummy,” said one person.
Suicide Hotlines
In the United States, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on 1-800-273-8255. Young people can call the Kids Help Phone on 1-800-668-6868.
In Canada, the line is 1-833-456-4566.
Where to get help if you're struggling 
You don't have to suffer in silence if you're struggling with your mental health. Here are some groups you can contact when you need help in the UK.
Samaritans: Phone 116 123, 24 hours a day, or email jo@samaritans.org, in confidence
Childline: Phone 0800 1111. Calls are free and won't show up on your bill
PAPYRUS: A voluntary organisation supporting suicidal teens and young adults. Phone 0800 068 4141
Students Against Depression: A website for students who are depressed, have a low mood, or are suicidal. Click here to visit
Bullying UK: A website for both children and adults affected by bullying. Click here
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM): For young men who are feeling unhappy. There's a website and a helpline: 0800 58 58 58
Useful links in Ireland.


You can phone the free Pieta House 24-hour suicide helpline on 1800 247 247. Or, alternatively, text HELP to 51444 (standard message rates apply)











SOS (Suicide or Survive) provides workshops in promoting well-being, in particular to people who have come through an emotional crisis.




Livinglinks.ie helps people through the traumatic early days when a loved one has died by suicide. They’ll advise and guide you.


Ias.ie (the Irish Association of Suicidology) works to inform, educate and promote positive suicide prevention policies throughout the island of Ireland. It was the first organisation to do so. Its co-founder, Dan Neville TD, introduced legislation that led to the decriminalization of suicide in 1998.


Nosp.ie (the National Office for Suicide Prevention) implements the Reach Out policy created in 2005. This HSE-run organisation monitor, supports and funds organisations around Ireland that deal specifically with suicide prevention, intervention and care.


Samaritans.org 116 123 (24-hour freephone helpline); text: 087 260 9090 (standard rates apply); email: jo@samaritans.ie
Depression helpline


Aware.ie 1890 303 302 (seven days a week, from 10am to 10pm)
General emotional health information










PleaseTalk (student emotional health support services)








TEEN-LINE IRELAND


A helpline for young people who feel lonely, anxious, vulnerable, depressed or suicidal.Helpline (Freephone): 1800 833 634 (8pm-11pm)






Email: info@teenline.ie 
Web : teenline.ie