Being sectioned was the best thing to happen to me: GP

COMMENT: Dr Chris Cotton hopes his story of severe depression can help others
Dr Chris Cotton
Dr Chris Cotton. Photo: Dan Luke Photography.

When the police unlocked my ­cellar door and found me hiding there, it was my son who quickly took the pen knife from my hand.

I had used it but in only a token manner: the wound on my neck was little more than a scratch.