Last week, Antony contacted me. He was in great distress. I replied straight away.
This week, Antony’s mother contacted me to tell me that Antony was dead.
[Antony’s mother is in her eighties. Antony was her only son. Since Antony’s death we have spoken on the phone. Antony’s mother is now bereaved, isolated and alone]
[I shared Antony’s communication, along with confirmation of his death by suicide, with the President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. I have received no reply from the President or any other spokesperson from the Royal College]
Please note: Antony’s mum has given me full consent to write about the final day’s of her only son. Indeed she has asked me to do so, adding that I was “the only one to believe in her son” and his most distressing, and ultimately overwhelming symptoms of withdrawal from a prescribed medication [Paroxetine].