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Wycombe Royal Mail postman battling alcoholism commits suicide

Posted: 30 Apr 2021, 16:59
by PostmanBitesDog
:cry This is very sad. Incident from July 24, 2020:

Bucks Free Press (April 30, 2021) ~ Wycombe Royal Mail Postman Battling Alcoholism Kills Himself
A Wycombe postman who was struggling with an alcohol addiction hanged himself in his bedroom, a coroner has found.
Darren Bowles was found in his Royal Mail uniform on July 24, 2020 after he killed himself at his home in Hatters Lane.
At an inquest on Thursday, Buckinghamshire Coroners’ Court heard how police were called to Mr Bowles’s home at around 10pm the night before after he texted his manager at Royal Mail, telling her that if he didn’t come to work the next day, it would be because he had killed himself.
More here.

As per the linked article, those seeking help can contact the following services:

* The Samaritans can be called at any time on 116 123; or you can email [email protected]
* Papyrus is dedicated to preventing young suicides. Its Hopeline can be reached on 0800 068 4141; the charity’s website www.papyrus-uk.org
* The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is on 0800 585858; its website is www.thecalmzone.net

Re: Wycombe Royal Mail postman battling alcoholism commits suicide

Posted: 30 Apr 2021, 21:58
by Coffee lover
How very sad

Re: Wycombe Royal Mail postman battling alcoholism commits suicide

Posted: 30 Apr 2021, 23:54
by charlatans
To anyone out there having these thoughts due to alcohol problems i would suggest aa. Could be the best thing you ever do.

Re: Wycombe Royal Mail postman battling alcoholism commits suicide

Posted: 03 May 2021, 15:57
by Dindin
This is happening too much. Maybe the job drove him to alcohol. Bullying management etc