Calls for mental health awareness

The sister of a woman who killed her two year old son before driving his body to Peterlee police station has spoken out about the need for greater awareness of mental health issues. Julie Stout was talking on This Morning on ITV1.

Melanie Ruddell killed Christy less than 24 hours after her family took her to hospital concerned about her behaviour. She was later diagnosed as having acute psychosis, which impared her judgement and made her believe her son was in danger.