Jonny Benjamin: How mental health campaigner went from suicide attempt to MBE

He escaped hospital intending to kill himself. A fresh diagnosis of schizophrenia and incessant questioning about whether he was gay made him feel suicidal. Now he's been made an MBE

Jonny Benjamin: How mental health campaigner went from suicide attempt to MBE

By: Peter Walker, May Bulman  @petejohn_walker   A man who tried to throw himself from a bridge in London after escaping hospital has been made an MBE. A 20-year-old Jonny Benjamin tried to take his own life on Waterloo Bridge while struggling to come to terms with a schizoaffective disorder diagnosis and being gay.  Nine years on, […]

“Most senior clinicians of the Trust are very cynical and disillusioned with this plan and appalled that the Strategic Health Authority has not put a stop to this.” – VIDEO

“Most senior clinicians of the Trust are very cynical and disillusioned with this plan and appalled that the Strategic Health Authority has not put a stop to this.” – VIDEO

In the House of Commons Tuesday 28th June, 2011 the  Rt Hon Tony Lloyd MP, spoke  in a Westminster Hall ‘Private Members’ debate (Edale Unit Manchester) of his frustration at not being able to obtain satisfactory answers to questions relating to the proposed closure of a hospital unit that deals with some of the most […]