Misplaced to suicide – remembering a beloved son


 John and Susan Wilkes, long run supporters of MQ Psychological Well being Analysis, bear in mind their son Nick Wilkes who died by suicide ten years in the past in 2014. John and Susan’s help helps fund very important analysis to stop others dropping their lives to suicide sooner or later. Right here they recall Nick with fondness and clarify why supporting MQ is so vital to them. 


Precisely ten years in the past, in January 2014, we misplaced our beloved son Nick, who had been ailing for a lot of the previous 12 months. Aged simply 28, Nick in all probability suffered from bipolar despair, however time ran out earlier than he may obtain a transparent medical analysis.  

Nick was a brilliantly witty, beneficiant, and much-loved pal to many, with a particular reward for getting on with individuals, notably youngsters.  

In his final months, Nick was lured to Ukraine by an web rip-off romance, however, as soon as there, he fell in love anyway with the nation and its individuals. Nothing happy him greater than spending the lengthy prepare journey from Kiev to Warsaw through Lviv with Ukrainians he’d by no means met earlier than, sharing a picnic laced with vodka.  

We regularly marvel what he would have manufactured from the current disastrous battle in his beloved Ukraine, that very same prepare now filled with refugees, and certainly of the various seismic occasions which have engulfed us and the world within the final decade.  

Within the surprising aftermath of dropping Nick, we had been very conscious of our personal ignorance of psychological sickness and disturbed to see how little analysis was going into the sector in comparison with different sectors of medication. We had been directed to MQ, then in its infancy, and we’ve remained supporters ever since.  

We’re massively impressed with MQ’ s achievements prior to now decade, and we significantly worth MQ’s help of early profession researchers. 

In our third marketing campaign to help MQ, we’ve raised £2,316 up to now. If you need to hitch us in remembering our son Nick by supporting our efforts, you possibly can donate right here 

Thanks for supporting MQ like we do. 


Our due to John and Susan Wilkes for remembering Nick by supporting MQ. Should you’d like to offer a present, fundraise or help MQ in any means, you possibly can discover out extra right here. 

Discover out extra about what MQ are doing to stop these with psychological sickness from being Gone Too Quickly and discover out details about suicide and what MQ is doing to assist. 



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