Judith Ann Venn laced husband Lance's favourite vegetable soup with drugs before cutting his wrist when she could cope no longer with his bipolar disorder

It is an incredibly sad story to read about Judith Ann Venn and her late husband Lance. It is a tragedy that she felt the only way to cope with her bipolar disorder was to drug her husband’s vegetable soup and then take her own life. It is clear that she was in a difficult place mentally and did not have the resources or support she needed to get through her situation. I think this story highlights the need for increased support for those suffering from mental illnesses. Too often, people are left to fend for themselves and are not provided with the help they need to recover. We need to ensure that people are given the support they need to get through their struggles and that mental health is taken seriously.