Depression: why we have to change attitudes & tell the rabid press where to get off

It’s a grim time to have a mental health condition. ┬áNot that it was ever easy but this week there’s been the tragedy of a lost airliner with 150 people on board, its horrific end being attributed to the wilful act of the co-pilot. He’s said to have been treated for depression, to have been signed off sick for the day in question (illness unknown), but to have torn up the note and gone to work anyway. The headlines are screaming about┬áthe killer pilot, madmen, and murderers (see Rosie Mullender’s roundup) and any chance people with depression might have had … Continue reading Depression: why we have to change attitudes & tell the rabid press where to get off

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