Our heartfelt sympathies go to the families, friends, partners of the people lost in the Germanwings plane disaster on Tuesday.
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For far too long the monster we call depression has got away with destroying thousands of lives, and every 12 minutes in this country someone attempts suicide. We want to change that.
The Deputy PM, Nick Clegg today hosted a Mental Health Conference, where he called on all NHS trusts to commit to a new ambition for ‘zero suicides’. The deputy prime minister wants hospitals to to adopt an approach pioneered by the Henry Ford Medical Group in Detroit; a programme that within four years saw the suicide rate among their patient population fall by 75% and by 2008, they had stopped all suicides among patients of the medical group.
Matthew from Yorkshire began borrowing from a local loan shark, after giving up his job to care for his disabled wife. He was introduced by a friend to a friendly local man who arranged to lend him £20 to begin with to see if he would pay £30 back the next week, which Matthew did.