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Therapy Industry Is Using Gary Speed’s Death To Advertise Its Services

by | 30th, November 2011

MORE Gary Speed opportunism in the Scotsman , where Nicola Peckett, head of communications at the Samaritans, uses the Wales manager’s death to promote her own cause…

Nicola Peckett: Gary Speed in group most at risk from suicide

But we do not know what Gary Speed died. How can he represent an entire demographic?

The group most likely to take their life through suicide is men in their 30s, 40s and 50s. That is quite different to what most people think, as they tend to believe younger men are more at risk. Three out of four people who die by suicide in the UK are men, and those from poorer backgrounds have the highest risk. But suicide can also affect people from more affluent backgrounds, who appear to be successful in their work and home lives.

Cheers, Nicola. Gary Speed’s death is now a talking point for the therapy industry.

This follows the opportunism of Sporting Chance , the rehab facility dealing with addiction in sportsmen? Was Gary Speed addicted to anything? Dunno, None of our business if he was or wasn’t. Unless, of course, therapy is your business, in which case feel free to pass judgement and tell us about your services.

So. Here’s Sue Baker, Director of Time to Change, the anti-stigma programme run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness. Says the expert:

“We do not yet know the circumstances around the terrible tragedy of Gary Speed’s death…”



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