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Psychiatric Nurse Daniel Platt Found Dead Days After Appearing in Mental Health Ad

Sheree Solis
By Sheree Solis / November 5, 2019
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33 year old psychiatric nurse Daniel Platt was found dead at his home in Hartshill, Staffordshire several days after he recorded a moving message to aide other people who are battling depression.

Accordingly, Platt has recorded the video for Mental Awareness Day to promote a campaign at Royal Stoke Hospital.

According to Mirror, Platt had described his own battle with depression in the said video.

On October 20, days after filming the video, Daniel Platt was found dead at his home.

Accordingly, Platt was a band 7 psychiatric lead, nurse and manager at the Royal Stoke University Hospital.

The dad of one gave his time to crusade for the improvement of the awareness of mental health but his friends stated that Daniel Platt ‘just couldn’t carry on and couldn’t find the answers to his questions.’

According to Daily Mail, the psychiatric nurse was also a member of Men Unite, a support group that was formed by Craig Spillane to help people in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire that are struggling with depression.

“I met Dan when he came to speak at one of our seminars. He had a room full of 40 men sobbing because of his story. It was so harrowing what he had been through, it left everyone speechless,” Spillane shared.

“He had to have a year off work but when he came back he was full of energy and worked his way up,” Spillane continued.

In the said video, the psychiatric nurse shared his sentiments with his battle with depression and how the Royal Stoke University Hospital can extend its help.

“It’s really important we take every step to ensure everyone working in or visiting our hospital gets the help they need,” Daniel Platt said.

“The most important thing is that we are open and that people know it’s OK to not be OK.”

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