The Unwilling Hardcore: How Video Games Helped Me Battle My OCD
Using video games to train those with OCD that risks can be adventure, and that you can't control everything save for how you react, is important.
Can an App Really Help Manage Your Mental Health?
Or will managing your mental health on your smartphone provide an excuse for keeping mental health services underfunded?
Has CBT Had Its Day as a Treatment for Depression?
With more people than ever turning to antidepressants, is the death knell ringing for the treatment?
You Have No Idea What the Term 'Depressed' Really Means Until It Devours You
"Depression" was a just a word to me before, like "sandals" or "matinée". Now, I get a pang in my chest whenever I hear it and the memories of desperate, dark sadness flicker behind my eyes.
How It Actually Feels to Live with Severe Anxiety
My anxiety disorder can make me feel like I'm trapped in a cyclone of negative thoughts and fear. But like many mental health conditions, with the right treatment and techniques, life is very liveable.
What It's Like Recovering from a Suicide Attempt
More people below the age of 35 die from suicide in this country than any other reason. This is what it's like to reach a point where death seems like the only rational option, but also how the experience can be a catalyst for recovery.
Where Did My OCD Come From?
There's always been a big part of me that wanted to believe that OCD is genetic, that my mum's DNA – rather than her behaviour – gave me OCD. But I've realised that pointing the finger isn't that important when you want to get well.