ANOTHER TRAGEDY: WE MUST ALL RAISE AWARENESS OF DEPRESSION

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….and another….and another….and another, this time, a 49 year old, intelligent, artistic/creative, successful, admired, respected, loved and adored, husband, father, son….the list goes on, of course…close friend, another victim of the horrible, cruel illness - yes, illness - clinical depression, as much an illness and often, as in this latest tragic case, terminal, as cancer.     I ...

IZZY DIX’S TRAGIC STORY: KILLED BY BULLIES

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Teenager Izzy Dix's tragic story has consumed me today - what makes it worse is that Izzy's experience is not unique, it's not even uncommon. It happens, a lot.     Izzy’s poem: ‘I Give Up’:     "I arrive, Happy and fresh, Ready and excited To celebrate the goodness.   I am eager and keen to have a good time. As I smile from the bubbles ...

SALLY BRAMPTON: ANOTHER TRAGIC SUICIDE WHICH, MAYBE, JUST MAYBE, COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED

I read this on the BBC News website last night and it upset me to the extent that I could not compose myself enough to be able to ‘write’ a blog. The upset remains but some of it has given way to anger which has enabled me  -  motivated me  -  to blog:     http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-37769093     I look at ...