Mr F was recently referred to me by one of his colleagues who has been a client in the past. The Covid-lockdown appeared to be the final straw. A married, self-employed man with family, and someone who has been suffering from anxiety and depression since his mid 30’s. Mr F is now in his mid 50’s.
Under the care of a local mental health unit he had been put on several medications including Fluorxetine and Mirtazapine, the latter of which knocked him out, blurring all his mental faculties. In desperation he took an overdose, was rushed into hospital and because of the quick response of the paramedics, luckily survived.