Man Complained that His Depression Med Made Him Feel Worse: Kills Self

Paragraphs 3 & 4 read:  "The inquest heard that Mr Ogden, who worked for Rochdale Council, had become unhappy after a job change to Rochdale Council, but it was not until he started taking medication supplied by his local GP, that his condition worsened."

"His wife Elizabeth, told the inquest her husband had everything to live for, and prior to his job switch, had been a popular member of the IT staff with Rochdale Boroughwide Housing(RBH). He had also been studying a part time degree to improve his overall expertise."

Paragraphs 7 & 8 read:  "Mrs Ogden said her husband had been prescribed anti-depressants, which over a very short period of time had sent him to  'rock bottom', and he complained the medication did not agree with him."

"She said:  'He wasn't happy with the medication, which was giving him head and stomach aches, and making him feel shakey'."

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Man who had ‘everything to live for’ took own life

Peter Devine

February 03, 2010

A BAMFORD man described as 'happy go lucky', took his own life, a Rochdale inquest heard.

Father of two, Mark Ogden, 36, was found hanging from a dressing gown cord at his home last September.

The inquest heard that Mr Ogden, who worked for Rochdale Council, had become unhappy after a job change to Rochdale Council, but it was not until he started taking medication supplied by his local GP, that his condition worsened.

His wife Elizabeth, told the inquest her husband had everything to live for, and prior to his job switch, had been a popular member of the IT staff with Rochdale Boroughwide Housing(RBH). He had also been studying a part time degree to improve his overall expertise.

His depression had started last Juiy after he had spent 15 month secondment with Rochdale Council's human resources department. But more particularly, after he accepted a permanent position with the authority.

She explained: "Mark was the most chilled out relaxed person. He adored me and he adored the children. He was such a happy go lucky person."When he took on the secondment with Rochdale Council, he felt it would be another feather in his cap. But after he accepted the permanent job he began to have second thoughts about accepting it, and he worried about what the new job would entail.  At one point he felt like he had been brainwashed into staying with the council, and at the same time, he felt he was letting the people at RBH down

Mrs Ogden said her husband had been prescribed anti-depressants, which over a very short period of time had sent him to "rock bottom", and he complained the medication did not agree with him.

She said: "He wasn't happy with the medication, which was giving him head and stomach aches, and making him feel shakey."

Mr Ogden's anxieties were further increased when he returned to work at the start of September, to find that the second applicant for his new job had been recruited and he feared he was in line to be fired.

"I picked him up from work on the first day, and he said the decision to go back had been the worst mistake of his life. What upset him most was there had been no return to work plan, there was no support, and it was as if he had never been away. Instead he was faced with a day of meetings."

Deputy Rochdale coroner Elaine Moloney said: "I am satisfied that given the circumstances Mr Ogden intended to take his own life."