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“I’ve been suicidal every day for two months,” says Ali Strick. “It affects my whole life, every moment of every day, the way I interact with everyone.” Strick, who runs grassroots mental health organisation
Shortage of officers means basic mental health provision is under threat Prison psychiatrists are feeling so frightened at work that many are finding it “impossible” to provide a basic level of care to
Emergency departments are failing to conduct comprehensive mental health assessments, researchers say One in 15 newly-released prisoners attend hospital for self-harm but emergency departments are failing
Charity says governments should place a stronger emphasis on suicide prevention as an inequality issue The state of the British economy, including low incomes, job insecurity, zero-hours contracts, unmanageable
Young people face unprecedented social pressures, leading to serious psychological distress. Society’s response has been inadequate Self-harm among young people, particularly girls, has rocketed in the
Since Conservatives came to power in 2010, number of specialist nurses has fallen from 45,384 to 38,774 The number of mental health nurses working in the NHS has dropped by almost a sixth since the Conservatives
Study suggests that improved NHS care could be behind fall in number of homicides but suicide increases The number of killings by patients being treated for mental health problems is falling, probably