In alignment with the Practise Hope initiative to improve the help and support children and young people who are thinking of suicide or self-harming receive, Olly’s Future has been campaigning for changes in the administering of anti-depressants, particularly in young people.
Olly Hare was prescribed Citalopram for the first time over the phone by a doctor who he had never met. He was told to pick up the medication at the in-house pharmacy. After just four days of taking this SSRI, he took his own life.
There is NO NICE guideline that requires the prescribing of anti-depressants to first-time patients to be done face to face.
Olly’s Future is calling for
These are small but necessary steps towards reducing the number of suicides in the UK.
We were in the recording studios today with five professional actors recording more ‘Life-Saving Conversations’ to help #police
Otis at Olly’s future with a message to share:
On February 14th 2017, Olly Hare took his life aged 22, two days before his 23rd birthday. His