About The James Wentworth-Stanley Memorial Fund
James Wentworth-Stanley took his own life, aged 21, on December 15th 2006.
Like so many young men and women who choose to end their lives, James had so much to live for. He was bright, good looking and charming, a keen sportsman with a large and loving family, a huge number of friends plus a myriad of interests and dreams for the future.
James had no history of mental illness nor depression. He was not a heavy drinker nor a drug user. Ten days following a minor operation, James’ decline from being his normal, happy self to being anxious, depressed and ultimately suicidal was rapid and those close to him were unable to appreciate the severity of what was happening.
The James Wentworth-Stanley Memorial fund has been set up by James’s parents to help raise awareness of anxiety, depression and suicide amongst young people and to tackle the terrible and shocking statistic that suicide is the leading cause of death amongst young men in the UK