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How To Spot Depression In Children

 Low mood in children is often dismissed as a passing phase, sometimes as just part of growing up. However, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence estimates that in the UK alone 80,000 children suffer from depression, 8,000 of those are under 10. Depression is not a problem that will just go away on its own. Here are the signs to look out for in your children: Persistent irritability or anger Continual sadness or expressions of hopelessness Withdrawing from family, friends and/or previously enjoyed activities Increased sensitivity to rejection Changes […]...

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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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