Brian’s Story: Raising Awareness among the Police

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November 7, 2012 | 2 Comments


  1. It’s interesting thinking about police involvement in srris. My first thought, after a, ssri, manic episode, was that maybe I would be arrested. I seemed to convince myself that ‘attempted suicide’ was against the law. I also wonder, now, whether, an attempted suicide should have been reported to the police, at the time. By the doctor. But, of course, in my case, the doctor was guilty of withholding and lying about the drugs I was given, so the last thing they would have wanted would have been police involvement.
    If I went to the police now, I would imagine that this medical fiasco, which I underwent, would be a bit too much for them to assimilate. They don’t know enough about it, to make an informed judgement and so, I would imagine, that they would refer me to ‘relevant health authorities’.
    Quite clearly, this is a no-go area as well, as the NHS and the MHRA are still in denial.

    The unique dilemma I am in, needs some assistance from somewhere.

    Brian did an amazing job bringing medication to the forefront of police attention, and journalists are always asking what was the medication at the time.

    I have the confidence to be in a law court, but am very wary of introducing the police to matters ‘above their ken.’

  2. My father committed suicide a month ago. He had depression and was taking citalopram. We aren’t sure if he stopped taking them and felt suicidal or his dose was increased and he felt suicidal. We are looking into getting his medical records. The last time I saw him he was a complete zombie. No emotion and spoke in monotone. Blank stare. Didn’t like his picture being taken. It was heartbreaking. We didn’t know he would take his own life.

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