In 2017, 6213 people committed suicide in the UK and alarmingly, the suicide rate in Scotland for young males has been rising year upon year. Furthermore, death by drug overdose in Scotland has exponentially increased throughout the past 5 years. And whilst more and more people die from suicide or from abusing drugs, little is… Continue reading Cocaine, Young Males & Depression
Every week two women in England or Wales, are murdered by their partner or by their ex. That is a shocking statistic and I believe more should be done about this frightening issue. 1 in 4 women experience domestic abuse at one point in their life, and this can have devastating effects. An additional three… Continue reading Abuse: Are you a victim?
Since there has been so many people feeling desperate enough to try, or to succeed, in taking their lives this year, I've decided to make a post on why you should keep trying. For people that have not experienced depression, it will be very difficult to understand why life can be so challenging for some and… Continue reading Reasons to live
The recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain were extremely upsetting. To think that both of these people had successful careers, families and a lot of money which would allow them access to the best medical care possible is distressing. However, it goes to show you that mental illnesses are not selective - it… Continue reading Suicide Prevention
Last year I watched '13 Reasons Why', after reading the book years earlier, and I enjoyed it. However, upon reflection I have began to agree that it may have detrimental repercussions on the topic of mental illness. The title '13 Reasons Why' implies that Hannah Baker kills herself exclusively as a result of thirteen people… Continue reading 13 Reasons Why?
I get the need to exaggerate for dramatic effect - I've done it myself before - but it just hit me how much of a problem this is. "...I'll throw myself in front of a bus" "...I want to die" Out of context, those phrases are really worrying. They were intended to demonstrate how… Continue reading Suicide Jokes