Tuk to the Road

The trials and tukulations of Jo, Ants and Ting Tong the tuk tuk and our three-wheeled odyssey from Bangkok to Brighton...in aid of the mental health charity Mind. For more information please see www.tuktotheroad.com

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Prozac Nation

This was the headline of The Independent on Easter Sunday. Not exactly uplifting or Easter Bunnyish but an extra reason why you should all sponsor us and help Mind fight the war against the depression pandemic that seems to be sweeping our green and pleasant land.

According to the article, 3.5 million Britons are popping pills daily; Prozac, Cipramil, Seroxat, Zoloft, Lexapro, Optimax....you name it, we're on it. In the last decade our collective misery has seen prescriptions of these pills rise by more than 120%, costing the NHS £400 million a year. Alarming stuff. And not to mention that the World Health Organisation predicts that depression will be the second biggest health problem globally by 2020. Mind (www.mind.org.uk)and other charities campaigning for better mental health hence need all the support they can get.

Oh, and here is a picture of a Tuk Tuk - ours is being sprayed pink at the moment and will look very like this little baby. 4 weeks to go and counting....


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