DVD2003 53 Minutes
Three short programmes together on suicide and stress: In the Same Breath, Friday 21.03 and the Stress Case Studies
Three programmes on one disc. Also available separately:
In the Same Breath: Quentin’s wife took her own life. He talks about the impact this had, and the periods of guilt and feelings of helplessness, depression and self-pity. One man has survived the tragedy, and learnt to live with the past. 11 mins. Director Elspeth Penny
Friday ..21.03: Teenage suicide. Why do young people commit suicide? What signs should we look out for? How can we help?. Tells the story of Sarah's last day and, through her thoughts, we get an insight into her state of mind. The video covers a range of issues that will be readily identifiable by young people and is supported by discussion notes. 12 mins
Stress Case Studies:A series of four case studies showing how stress can affect people's lives, particularly in relation to work. Psychologist Peter Holden introduces each study with an explanation of stress and its causes, and concludes with advice on coping with it.
1. Peter Rogers - Successful Accountant Peter Rogers is 38, a successful accountant who recently received promotion. This meant added responsibility and a move. He and his family moved into a large comfortable house and everything seemed fine.. but was it ?
2. Pauline Marshall - Catering Supervisor Pauline Marshall, married with two teenage children, worked for the last six years for a local company as a canteen assistant. She enjoyed the work and the atmosphere, but when she was appointed supervisor things started going wrong.
3. Robert Fraser, Retired Robert Fraser had worked for the same company for over 30 years. He and his wife had looked forward to his retirement, and had planned to enjoy the extra time together. But it didn't work out like that.
4. Sandra Taylor - Head f Personnel Sandra Taylor is 26 and recently divorced. She had worked for a successful public relations company since leaving school, and she seemed very efficient and level headed. She was appointed head of personnel. But all was not well.