Category Archives for "Mental Health"

Depression: Don’t “Man Up”!

Mental Health

Share0 Tweet0 Share0 What makes a young man walk onto a train track and laydown? Or throw himself from a multi-storey car park or a bridge over the M1?Rhetorical question of course, I’m not sure it’s as easy as pointing to one single cause.”You’re Depressed? Why? It can’t be that bad! What have you got […]

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Self Harm: All Just Attention Seeking?

Mental Health

Share0 Tweet0 Share0 ​”Self harm is all about attention seeking, they want people to think they are going to kill themselves””It’s something that teenagers do to make themselves seem terribly interesting and troubled.”On all accounts: wrong. Have you ever needed a wee so badly it hurt? I’m talking leg crossing, bouncing up and down gritting your […]

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“We Are All A Bit OCD…Aren’t We?”

Mental Health , oakwood

Share0 Tweet0 Share0 “Pop quiz hot shot…”Remember the movie with a bomb on a bus, set to explode if it travels less than 50mph? And remember the desperate lengths our hero was prepared to go to save those poor innocent passengers (and everyone else)? Truly moving, gripping film making…no really. And what about the one where […]

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Suicide… Nobody Saw It Coming?

Mental Health , oakwood

Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Suicide…Nobody saw it coming.A routine “Concern for Welfare” job that I would come to deal with on an almost weekly basis in my 15 years as a police officer. I remember this one all too well though because it was the first time I saw a dead body. Unfortunately it would not […]

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