UK Suicide

Monsters in the Media Part 2: The Harmful Nature of Speculating on Andrea Lubitz's Mental Health

Rachel Egan | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK
Rachel Egan

The truth is that at this stage we have no idea what caused Andreas Lubitz's decision to end his own life and that of the 149 other passengers on his plane. So why then did the Daily Mail feel it was fitting to ascertain that the depressive episode which occurred six years ago must have something to do with this disaster?

My Mental Illness Inspired My Ambition to Fix Other Young People's Minds

Danny Bowman | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Danny Bowman

I made a decision to change myself. I was no longer happy, or confident with my appearance. When I looked in the mirror, all I could see was a big nose, bad skin and an overweight figure. As time went on I became obsessed with the mirror, checking it up to 10 hours a day.

Police Hunt Onlookers Who Shouted 'Jump' And Filmed Distressed Man

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK

Police have slammed onlookers who cruelly taunted and filmed a distressed man before he fell to his death – and warned they could face arrest. T...

How Much Does Mental Illness Cost?

Claire Greaves | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Greaves

My mental illness has cost me a lot but the transactions stop here, I will no longer allow it to take payments in the form of my life, my soul and my memories. I will be the person I was born to be and I will life my life and make memories worth remembering. I owe my illness nothing.

Facebook Is Working To Cut Suicide Rates

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Tech

Facebook has rolled out a series of new tools designed to help those who might be considered a suicide risk. The tools will range from allowing users ...

Poorna Bell

'The Man Most Likely To Consider Suicide Is The Life And Soul Of A Party'

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to understanding male suicide, we need to overturn everything we think we know about it. Most of the cases aren't the obvious at-risk pe...

The Silence

Lisa Edwards | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

I've not talked about this for years, so here goes. Here's my Great Taboo. I tried to kill myself when I was 19 or 20 - the event is so shrouded by silence I can't even remember exactly when it happened. I won't go into why I felt so crap about life, but I did. I now know that what I did was a cry for help, that I wanted to be found and thankfully I was.

Urinals and "Man Blanking"

Professor Damien Ridge | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Damien Ridge

I acknowledge the annoyance that some of you might have with men. But what I do find interesting in all the irritation directed at the male sex is the shrinking space available for men to just be themselves.

Clarke Carlisle Responds To Ralf Little's Twitter Rant About His Suicide Attempt

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Sport

UPDATE: Clarke Carlisle Reveals The 'History' Behind Ralf Little's Twitter Outburst Clarke Carlisle has responded to Ralf Little’s twitter rant i...

#TimeToTalk: I Thought Depression and Anxiety Happened to Other People

Dan Harris | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Harris

For me depression and anxiety happened to other people, my life was all rainbows and fairy cakes. I'd gone to university in September 2009 and was, it seemed, managing. I'd adjusted well, made friends and everything was exciting.

#TimeToTalk: I Thought This Was 'Normal' - Until I Was Admitted to Hospital

May Gabriel | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
May Gabriel

Up until that day when I was admitted to hospital I thought this was all 'normal', I thought this was how life worked. Mental illnesses weren't something that happened to 'normal' people, and they most certainly weren't something to be spoken about.

Ralf Little Twitter Storm Over 'Crass' Remarks About Clarke Carlisle's Suicide Bid

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Sport

UPDATE: Clarke Carlisle Reveals The 'History' Behind Ralf Little's Twitter Outburst Clarke Carlisle Responds To Ralf Little's Twitter Rant About Hi...

Suicide: The Silent Taboo Among Our Male Teens and Young Men

Alexandra Massey | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

It's very difficult to talk about suicide to others without encountering horror and fear. This must be an offshoot from when attempting suicide was considered a criminal offence. Coupled with what we imagine someone must be feeling to want to take their own life.

Is Suicide A Cowardly Act?

Tom Haward | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Haward

Is suicide a cowardly act? That question is neither helpful or relevant. What's truly important is understanding that many people with mental illness are trying to quiet the storm raging in their mind and we need to provide space, time, love and listening to enable that storm to pass.

Former Fox News Employee Shoots Self Outside News Corp Offices For 'Ending My Career'

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK

A man has reportedly shot and killed himself outside Fox News headquarters in New York. The 41-year-old man died after the shooting at the News Co...

'Suicide Is Not A Fashion Statement': Kurt Cobain Death Note T-Shirts Pulled

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK

Two online retailers have pulled fashion T-shirts featuring the suicide note of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain from sale. The handwritten note was p...

Transgender Girl Pleads With Us To 'Fix Society' In Tumblr Suicide Note

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK

Leelah Alcorn left a heartbreaking suicide note on her Tumblr blog before walking out onto a busy road. The 17-year-old scheduled the post to go li...

Xmas In Hospital For Suicide Campaigner Who Launched #FindMike

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK

A mental health campaigner whose own battles with depression saw him launch an international search for the man who saved his life is being admitted t...

Suicide Amongst Doctors Under Investigation: The Tip of the Iceberg

Anita Mitra | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK
Anita Mitra

Over the last 15 years, the number of complaints against doctors to the GMC has quadrupled. In 2013 there were more than 8,500 complaints about doctors of which just over 3,000 went on to be investigated. More than a third of those are still under investigation.

Almost 30 Doctors Under GMC Investigation Killed Themselves

PA | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK

An independent report has found that 28 doctors killed themselves while under investigation for malpractice between 2005 and 2013. The General Med...

The A-Z of Bipolar: S-Z

Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh

So how do you solve a problem like bipolar? Therapy, medication, exercise, amongst other things. I can't vouch for medication and exercise ('cos I never do any), but therapy is wonderful...once you find the right therapist.

Talking Therapy Could Greatly Help People Considering Suicide

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to preventing suicide, a lot of emphasis is placed on communication. It's important to talk, say the experts, because it stops the situa...

Woman Who Lost Her Legs In Railway Suicide Attempt Turns Her Life Around

Barcroft | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A mum has told of the horrific moment she lost her legs, after lying in front of a train in an attempt to take her own life. Helen Galsworthy was j...

Robin Williams: What Is Lewy Body Dementia?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Robin Williams may have been suffering from hallucinations when he committed suicide in August of this year. TMZ claim to have obtained documents s...

Death Penalty for Women Offenders

Felicity Gerry | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK
Felicity Gerry

We all took the view that public sympathy is with the women who are in effect sentenced to the equivalent of a death penalty whilst their children suffer the consequences. When they ask me - where were you Mummy when all these women were dying in prison, I will be proud to say I was at the HLE Debate and we didn't just talk about change we made it happen.