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    "Shoot the Damn Dog' author Sally Brampton dies

    Sally Brampton, journalist and writer, dies aged 60 - BBC News (contains suicide specifics) Of all the 'celebrity' deaths this year, this one has stunned me the most, though actually, I"m not massively surprised. I feel a bit 'hit by a truck' for a few reasons..... I didn't know Sally at all...
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    Hospital psychiatric detainees more at risk of preventable death

    Patients detained in hospital psychiatric wards are up to five times more likely to suffer a preventable death than mentally ill prisoners in the prisons of England and Wales, according to figures obtained by an official inquiry. For the first time, the Equality and Human Rights Commission...
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    Untreated Schizophrenia Raises Risk of Violence, Study Finds

    A study that tracked released prisoners convicted of violent crimes found that mental health treatment affected rates of subsequent violence among those with schizophrenia. Most of the 967 prisoners in the study had no psychosis at about nine months after their release. However, 94 were...
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    A toast to our beloved tory government

    Here's to you and yours, And here's to us and ours. Look well to you and yours, For if it's in our powers, We'll do as much for you and yours, As you for us and ours. (Old song that used to be sung by prisoners being deported to Aussie.) Apt, eh?