Monday, October 08, 2007

Still on Control.....

One of the (many) poignant scenes in Control depicts Ian Curtis in hospital after his first botched suicide attempt.
He is surrounded by his wife and friends after a drugs overdose. A doctor arrives and discharges him. There's no talk of follow up, monitoring or treatment for depression. Attempting suicide is regarded as simply an aberrant episode.

Today there's much more awareness, but suicide remains a big killer of young men - far more than young women. That's not because the girls don't try - more of them try it than their male counterparts. It's simply that the men are better at it.

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