Many years ago, one of my patients who had lost a child to suicide, wrote to me to say:
Some years later I read this:
I have previously shared considerations of terrain between correlation and causation:
Nearly five years ago, England’s National Lead for Suicide Prevention featured in the British Medical Journal:
Five years on, Professor Appleby made this statement on social media in support of Dr Clare Gerada’s input to a Radio 4 discussion on antidepressants:
“Antidepressants work. They are not placebo, they are not addictive. Emphatic from Dr Clare Gerada on BBC Radio 4. Dangerous to suggest otherwise” [10 March 2018]
Professor Sir Simon Wessely, President of the Royal Society for Medicine, [husband of Dr Gerada] has over 750 publications, including this:
This week, the national lead on suicide prevention (for England) said: “Inexcusable to cause distress to families bereaved by suicide in pursuit of your own campaign”. This statement left me close to tears.
There is no “campaign” – just love.
Had a steel-curtain-rail not not sheared I would not have been here, half-hid: