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Could Aidan Connor’s Suicide Have Been Prevented?

This week on Coronation Street Aidan Connor committed suicide, but could his death have been prevented? The short answer is ‘yes’, but unfortunately, although suicide is very preventable, it is the single biggest killer of men under 45. 50% of all those who die by suicide have been diagnosed with Depression and by 2020 it is estimated that Depression will be the second most disabling condition in the world after heart disease. However, Depression is both preventable and treatable. There are currently two effective treatments for Depression, medication in the […]...

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13 Reasons Why – Is Suicide Trivialised?

Why “13 Reasons Why” Has Sparked Controversy Mental health organisations have criticised Netflix for their latest original series 13 Reasons Why.  The shows protagonist takes her own life, leaving behind a set of pre-recorded tapes to various recipients with the intent to enlighten how that person contributed to her act.  Viewers learn that her suicide was performed as a ‘revenge act’, and schools across the US have warned parents that the series glamorises and trivialises suicide. Critics are not advocating that suicide be absent from media, rather that the series […]...

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Are Your Own Thoughts Making You Depressed

Are Thinking Errors Making you Depressed Our thoughts are the result of a filtering process whereby the information that we receive from the outside word is ordered and restructured to fit in with our existing beliefs about ourselves, the world and other people. This means that our thoughts are not an objective representation of what we see but literally our version of events. If we believe that we are worthwhile and valuable as individuals, expect to be treated well by others and believe the world to generally be a safe […]...

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Lifting Your Mood Through Activity

The symptoms of low mood or depression can bring about some drastic changes in a person’s life, daily routines, and their behaviour. Often it is these changes that makes mood worse and prevents the person from getting better. For example, a lack of motivation or energy can result in a person cutting back on their activities, neglecting their daily tasks and responsibilities, and leaving decision-making to others. Have you noticed these changes in yourself when you are feeling low? When your activity level decreases, you may become even less motivated […]...

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