Tag Archives: Suicide

This Week in Mentalists – Happy International Nurses Day edition

Today is International Nurses Day. I don’t think it’s something that’s widely recognised or celebrated in the UK, and I’m sure some people reading this blog have their own views on Nursing and Nurses, but as it’s me writing this TWiM – and I’m a Nurse, and proud to be so – Happy International Nurses […]

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This Week in Mentalists – Ed Balls Ed Balls Hyundai Ed Balls Edition

Afternoon, all. I can’t think of an interesting introduction – those of you who’ve read ones I’ve written before probably doubt that I ever can – so, I’ll just say that I hope you’ve had a pleasant weekend, whatever you’ve been at, and get onto the point. Please be advised that this edition of TWIM contains […]

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Ian Curtis and the Risk Factors for Male Suicide

[Guest post by D. Osborne. As the title suggests, this post contains suicide triggers] I’m spending the holiday listening to some of my favourite albums, including Joy Division. I got to thinking about their singer Ian Curtis, who is often derided for being a “navel-gazing goth idiot” for killing himself at the age of 23. […]

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This Week In Mentalists – Crime-Fighting Guinea-Pigs Edition

Hello, and welcome to another edition of TWIM, which features discussion of self-harm, recreational drug use, excessive drinking, a car accident, suicidal thoughts and behaviours and hospitalisation, as well as friendship, birthdays and crime-fighting guinea-pigs.

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This News/Week in Mentalists- the Super Derecho Edition

Hello. Holly the cat here. It’s my first time on Word Press, without the wonderful HTML angel, Pandora, helping me.  I feel like the training wheels are off, and I am going to fall on my tail. So if anyone has any tips or advice please pass it on. I live on the East Coast […]

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This News in Mentalists – The Northern Irish Idiocy Edition

It’s my favourite time of year. Yes, italics do denote sarcasm, at least in this case. Tomorrow sees the annual ‘Twelfth‘ parades in Northern Ireland – and every year sees the country go into meltdown. Not, usually, violent meltdown these days, thankfully, but there’s fusses over nothing, everything is closed (though this also is changing, thank […]

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This News In Mentalists – Immortal Jellyfish edition

This week’s TNIM is late and a bit rubbish because I forgot about it and then had internet connection issues. It also contains discussion of suicide and the death of a man whilst in police custody.

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This News in Mentalists – The Do You Love Rare Mushrooms? Edition

Welcome to this week’s news, one and all. I am completely incapable of thinking up some kind of witty repartee as an introduction – no change there, then, I suppose – so will just get stuck into it. There is a focus on young people and mental health today’s article, though other stories are covered […]

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This News in Mentalists – Diamante Jamboree Edition

Evening all. There’s been some problems round my way with antisocial, disruptive neighbours. This weekend some of them decided to throw a party in the middle of my street! Not content with making a public nuisance of themselves, they even littered the entire street with flags and bunting. Naturally, I set the dogs on them. […]

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