The ultimate sadness of any addiction is death from self-abuse or suicide. So how serious is the situation? The answer is we simply do not know. The only statistics available suggest somewhere between 250 and 650 suicides annually.
Driving recently with a constituent down the fabulous Spring blossom on Thatcham Avenue, I explained some of the changes that affect her family this April. ‘Oh she said, why doesn’t someone tell us all about this?’ So here goes:
What happened last week in the small city of Christchurch in NZ's South Island, is a reminder of how terrorism stalks all parts of the world. It strikes people of all faiths: it has no respect and no decency: and its violence bears no reason, helps no cause; and has no excuse.