Attempted suicide – William Cowper

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This is the first of three podcasts that give different accounts of suicide. We first came across William Cowper a few weeks back, having an anxiety attack that left him mentally disabled for some months. This episode is a ‘prequel’, dealing with attempted suicide, a topic that it is difficult to examine in the past. While a law student, Cowper first began to be troubled by low self-opinion, anxiety, and depression, culminating in a failed attempt to hang himself. Both his determination to end his own life and his subsequent guilt come through clearly in his writing.

You can find the extract here  or you can listen to a voice extract on our soundcloud stream.

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