The untimely death of Robin Williams made the headlines throughout the world and highlighted not only depression, but male suicide – which is the single biggest killer of men aged 20-49. In 2012 there were nearly 6,000 suicides, of which 77% were male. Jason McCrossan spoke to Jane Powell – Director of the men’s charity CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably.
We had been warned about it for quite a couple days. We knew weren’t going to receive a full lashing from Bertha – in fact, she was an ex-Hurricane – but that made it all the better because we get the excitement of extreme weather – without the real hard nosed consequences.
And so, when she arrived in the afternoon of 10th August – she came with a drum roll of thunder and an almighty clatter of rain against our windows. It wasn’t so much that she was a spectacular sight or did lots of damage – more, she reminded us that our drains don’t work; our roads flood easily and roofs leak. Thanks Bertha – now, can we get back to enjoying summer again?
Some of the pictures I took from around Sittingbourne during the “aftermath”!
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Mike Culley is the Education & Learning Officer at the Southend Museum & lecturer at the Planetarium; the only public Planetarium facility in the south-east of England, outside of London. He regularly speaks to Jason McCrossan on 106.9 SFM about the latest developments in our space and solar system.