Is there a common denominator to suicides in universities?

When suicides occur in a given area or environment, in this instance in universities, attention goes on to meeting the needs of students who may be suffering with mental troubles that are sometimes very serious. Giving them the attention and help they need is vital, if only from a purely humanitarian perspective. The problem that […]

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RIP Jake McGill Lynch

On 20 March 2013, Stephanie and John‘s lives changed in a way they could never have imagined. This is the true story of their son who was prescribed the antidepressant drug Prozac. Four years ago today, fourteen-year-old Jake McGill Lynch from Clondalkin, Co Dublin died at Tallaght Hospital of a self-inflicted gunshot wound forty-six days […]

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Another fatality linked to the antidepressant licensed for under-18s

Fluoxetine currently has a license to be prescribed to under-18s labelled with moderate to severe depression. Sadly, it’s been reported this week that another young life has been lost where the antidepressant was involved. An inquest at Oxford Coroner’s Court this week heard that 16-year-old Ela Ozbayraktar was found hanging in her bedroom on 28 November […]

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The ‘cure’ is far more dangerous than the illness

One of the major problems associated with antidepressant drugs are the effects. When things go wrong, pharmaceutical and psychiatric spin doctors work overtime in an attempt to play down the tragedies, but when one of the effects is suicidal thoughts, they need to be on top form to dress up the damage and convince members […]

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Psychiatry versus Medicine

Psychiatry is one of the very few professions that has to continually advertise its failures in order to get more Government funding. An example of this occurred recently when a documentary revealed a 50% increase in the number of unexpected patient deaths reported by England’s mental health trusts. These included deaths by suicide, neglect and […]

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Antidepressants have been shrouded in controversy for decades

There have been many headlines concerning the mental health needs of young people, stating how bad they are and how they need to change. “Mental health help for young ‘is a disgrace’”, “Improve children’s mental health care,” and “Scotland is facing a kids’ mental health crisis.” These are the types of messages that have been […]

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Roehampton conference confirms psychiatric drugs do more harm than good

Event exposes failures, dangers and inadequate regulation. The proposition was: ‘Psychiatric drugs do more harm than good’, and the presentations by a string of experts, each with irrefutable material to back it up, uniformly supported that proposition. For the first 20 years of the National Health Service (NHS) in this country, there was no independent […]

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