After Suicide


“Where is this going to end??”

This was the question that I asked in desperation on 21st May 2015  to one of the agencies involved with Jake's care. Well, It ended with Jake's suicide on the morning of Sunday 23rd August 2015. The previous day, Jake attended an important appointment  (20th May...

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The Paramedics & The Mortuary

The events of Sunday 23rd August 2015 are forever etched in my mind. This was the day that Jake took his own life and the day that time became irrelevant, as it will always seem like yesterday. I want to share something in this blog about  the paramedics who attended...

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Start the conversation ‘Are you not feeling good today?’

Just ten weeks after Jake died the most surreal thing happened. It was November 2015, I set off for a walk on a route that I was familiar with along a nature trail. I was walking along deep in thought when I noticed something which made me pause and think. A young man...

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Missed Opportunities & Lessons Learned

How many times do we have to keep hearing these two phrases after Investigations and Inquests?  I received a copy of the Regulation 28 issued by the Coroner (recommendations to prevent further deaths) after Jake's inquest Dec 2015.   The Regulation 28 was sent to 3...

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Making sense of suicide

It has been almost 4 years since I lost my son Jake to suicide on 23rd August 2015.  Trying to save someone that you cannot save is soul destroying, it really is.  Jake was very poorly for 10 months before he died and it is difficult to  find the right words to fully...

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Sometimes having someone else to talk to can be an enormous help at such a difficult time. So please feel free to drop me a line using the form below and I promise to get back to you.