Friday, September 08, 2017

Grenfell Tower survivors attempt suicide

AT LEAST 20 survivors and witnesses of the Grenfell Tower fire have attempted suicide, according to the charity Silence of Suicide.
Yvette Greenway, the charity’s founder, told the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme the number was based on conversations with those supporting residents.
Justice4Grenfell's Judy Bolton also said volunteers working with survivors had told her of 20 suicide attempts.
 Greenway said many residents were unable to get images of the burning tower "out of their minds". "There is a lot of alcohol and drug dependency," she said. "People are feeling isolated."
Ms Greenway said there was little confidence in "council-led" mental health services. "We've been told workers are going around putting leaflets under hotel doors and not actually speaking to people," she said.

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