Study Suggests Certain Noncancer Pain Conditions Associated With Increased Risk Of Suicide

“There is a need for increased awareness of suicide risk in individuals with certain noncancer pain diagnoses, in particular back pain, migraine, and psychogenic pain,” the study concludes”

JAMA Psychiatry. Published online May 22, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2013.908


Choice of drug-free pain treatment and management is a right

All over the world people needlessly suffer from many kinds of pain. In Scotland alone the official statistics show that over 900,000 people suffer from chronic pain – that is about 1 in 5 people. These figures mirror the situation in the UK and the rest of the world.

Yet, despite a number of reports and recommendations published throughout a period of many years, very little has been done that has directly and positively affected people in pain.

Scotland is a leading player regarding strategies to promote equal access to existing pain management resources and evaluation but much more needs to be done. More effective tools need to be introduced into the chronic pain management service and more needs to be done to treat rather than just managing pain.

People in pain need action NOW.

The NHS uses only a handful of tools to manage pain. While discussions regarding the effectiveness of alternative treatments (or the lack of) are on-going, people in pain, their families and society in general are suffering right now.

Some people are able to pay for alternative interventions of their choice but others cannot.

This is unjust because pain management is a human right and should be available to all.

Many people feel disempowered regarding their sense of control over their conditions. Many feel hopeless.

We are creating a charitable organisation to offer the choice of drug-free treatments for all.

A pain management organisation run by people afflicted by chronic pain and their supporters for people in pain and their supporters.

  • If you believe in equal choice and equal access

  • If you believe that pain management is a human right

  • If you would like to be part of this movement

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Together we can make a difference