“Programme will help identify potential suicide victims”

The above newspaper headline is from a report in the Kerryman newspaper, 27th November 2003. The report describes a “new training programme aimed at helping health service professionals to improve … Continue reading “Programme will help identify potential suicide victims”

“The Defeat Depression Campaign is not a useful exercise”

The following letter by R P Snaith was published in the Psychiatric Bulletin , Volume 18 , Issue 7 , July 1994 , pp. 432: Professor Robin Priest, one of … Continue reading “The Defeat Depression Campaign is not a useful exercise”

“Glossy Campaign”

The following correspondence was published in the Psychiatric Bulletin in the early years of the Defeat Depression Campaign. This correspondence highlights concerns that this educational campaign was based on a … Continue reading “Glossy Campaign”

“Promulgating therapeutic recommendations”

The following letter, written by Dr Philip Cowen and Dr Chris Thompson, was published in the BMJ in October 1994 [this, as it happens, being mid-way through the ‘Defeat Depression … Continue reading “Promulgating therapeutic recommendations”