Monday, 21 December 2015

Why the stigma of suicide hurts so much

Tim Lott - The Guardian

"At the start of the inquest into the death of his daughter Anna this week,Michael Mansfield announced the launch of a new forum, SOS – Silence on Suicide – aiming to reduce the stigma of suicide and suicidal feelings. Mansfield’s initiative deserves wholehearted support. Because more than 50 years after it was taken off the statute books as a crime, suicide is still a matter for shame – as is depression itself."

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/dec/16/men-stigma-suicide-michael-mansfield