• How Do You Help Someone You Love When They're Depressed?

    One in five of us will experience depression in our lifetime – here are some tips on how to help someone when they are unwell.

  • Female Hormones Can Make a Bloody Mess of Your Mental Health

    It's time people took the mental repercussions of periods seriously.

  • These Are the Consequences of Being a Teenager On Drugs

    Millions of us take drugs. But for those who aren't feeling great about themselves, the need for escapism can be stronger. Unfortunately, this chemical sanctuary can worsen people's mental health.

  • 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.

  • Why I'll Never Stop Taking Prozac

    I've tried to come off Prozac in the past, but felt awful when I did. Does that make me an addict? I've given up worrying – as a depressive, life is liveable on them. That's all that matters.

  • 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.