My daughter, Lindsay Riddoch, who has taken her own life aged 24, was an ardent and articulate advocate for better mental health services. She was a fiercely independent thinker and debater who was intent on exposing injustice, and if she saw something wrong she would try to put it right. She often talked about becoming a politician in later life.

Lindsay was born in Edinburgh and went to Boroughmuir high school in the city, where she was an accomplished diver, trampoliner and trombone player, and where she fixed up work experience in the Scottish parliament and with the Scottish government.

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Mental health is a level of psychological well-being, or an absence of a mental disorder; it is the "psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment".