Benefits cuts = Suicide for some

Catie Member Posts: 362
edited 23. Apr 2013, 08:50 in Community Chit-chat archive
What a terribly sad story. My heart goes out to this poor man's family and also to others who are in the same position.



  • constable
    constable Member Posts: 2,115
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I do so understand where the man and others are coming from. I was initially put on incapacity benefit due to depression and severe anxiety. I can control my mind. But recently I had to go for my medical and, well I had to take diazepam and my hubby had to hold me to try and keep me calm.

    Now with arthritis as well. I know I couldn't cope with going back to work. Why don't they see this. Well, they do don't they, it has been bought to their attention. But nothing will change.

    Rant over. Sorry.
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 27,467
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    So sad Unsure

    Dreadful that some people feel pushed that far :(

    Sensible of them to add the samaritans number at the end of the article.
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    He had all the medical backing yet they still suggested he was fit for work. He must have felt totally helpless.


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