Safeguarding and Suicide –  trying to end it all.

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  ‘Died by suicide’ is the term we tend to use nowadays. The old fashioned way, saying that someone ‘committed’ suicide, implies that a crime has taken place  – which has not been true sinc...

8 signs of being in denial

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It’s the season to be jolly – isn’t it? Sadly, it’s also the time of year that it is easiest to catch a nasty cold dose of clinical depression. When it actually happens, depres...

The silent killer

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It all looks so very glamorous …and of course he doesn’t realise it – but he’s in huge danger…..   …I’m not talking about the assassination skills of the SMERSH Agent about to attack...

8 Things Psychiatrists want you to know about Depression

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1. Feeling sad does not necessarily mean you have depression Sadness is such a normal emotion – and so very appropriate to many of the experiences that we all have. What would it be to never fe...

Zero Suicide: Mental Health’s Big Hairy Audacious Goal?

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In their book Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies, the authors Collins and Porras coined the term Big Hairy Audacious Goal (2016). This describes a visionary medium term organisati...

Dementia and Depression – The Facts

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There should be no sugaring of the pill. The fact is that dementia and depression go hand in hand – it is depressing to get dementia. However, though there have been occasional headlines suggest...