Mental health: It wore us down, and one of us died from it'
This is one woman's* account of her husband's suicide, which she believes might have been prevented, had more information and the right help been available to her.
In the summer of 2011, my husband told me that he was having thoughts about taking his own life. It took my breath away. I felt despair. With a huge amount of persuasion, my husband agreed to visit his GP. However, he was adamant he would not go to a psychiatric hospital.
I rang and spoke to the GP and told him what my husband had said. It all felt so surreal, but I felt relief...
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