Suicide

Safeguarding and Suicide –  trying to end it all.

By |2019-02-26T14:39:07+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Adult Psychiatry, Depression|

  ‘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 since The Suicide Act of 1961 [...]

She had the lot …. so why would a millionaire lawyer kill herself?

By |2018-01-23T14:54:44+00:00August 4th, 2017|Adult Psychiatry|

Every now and again you see a report in a newspaper - there was one a few years ago that always comes to mind for me: a seemingly happily married and successful lawyer with three young children who threw herself [...]

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

By |2017-03-05T11:09:12+00:00March 5th, 2017|Adult Psychiatry|

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 organisational goal which is compelling, stretches the workforce but is [...]