The Unique Problems Trans People Face When Finding a Therapist

You should be able to talk to someone about your mental health without having your gender status blamed and scrutinised.


Everything I Wish I'd Known Before Starting Therapy

Some advice on how to make the most of your talking therapy if you’ve never had it before.


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 Benefit Sanctions Have Driven Brits to Suicide

Research has proven that welfare cuts are tipping deeply vulnerable individuals – in need of support, not punishment – over the edge.


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.


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.