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Nina - Interview 11

In 1999, Nina was shocked to hear that her brother, Joe, was in intensive care. He was aged 16. He had been found unconscious, hanging from a tree. He died three days later. Nina has found most support from friends, family, counsellors and SOBS.

  • Background

    Nina is a student. She is single. Ethnic background/nationality: White British.

  • Age at interview 27
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Jasvinder - Interview 18

    Jasvinder's sister, Robina, died in 1987 from burns. She had an unhappy marriage and told her husband she was going to take her own life. Jasvinder has kept her sister's memory alive by setting up Karma Nirvana, a project that advocates for Asian people.

  • Background

    Jasvinder is the director of Karma Nirvana. She is also an author. She is divorced and has 3 children (1 grown-up). Ethnic background/nationality: British/Indian.

  • Age at interview 42
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Steve - Interview 25

    Steve's sister took her own life in 2006. She stepped in front of a train. She had had mental health problems for many years but was not receiving the care she needed at the time of her death. Steve was devastated. He has found most support from SOBS.

  • Background

    Steve is an advanced nurse practitioner. He is co-habiting. Ethnic background/nationality: White British.

  • Age at interview 37
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Kavita - Interview 33

    Kavita's brother was 30 years old when he jumped to his death. He had been feeling suicidal for some time. Kavita felt 'shattered' and desperately wanted help. She had counselling with a psychotherapist and found that SOBS was a 'lifesaver'.

  • Background

    Kavita is a housing benefit officer. She is married. Ethnic background/nationality: British Indian.

  • Age at interview 41
  • Sex/Gender Female