Saturday 23 June 2012

Mental illness, Charlie Waller Trust and Van Gogh

This is a beautiful tribute.  Do take a few minutes to enjoy some of Van Gogh's inspirational paintings accompanied by Don McLean's song Vincent.

Sadly mental health is still taboo unlike other serious illnesses, even though it is all too common.  Around the world like Van Gogh people suffering from depression take their own life.  

Here in Reading the Charlie Waller Trust was set up in memory of Charlie with whom my brothers went to school and remained friends.  Charlie committed suicide in his thirties whilst suffering from depression .  His family set up the Trust in his memory to raise awareness of depression and of the symptoms of depression; to reduce the stigma attached to seeking help; and to ensure help is available when needed.

If you or someone you know needs help, do visit the Trust's site