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  • Does Having Casual Sex Make You Depressed?

    There's little concrete evidence to suggest there is any relationship between depression and casual sex, but that doesn't stop the foreboding headlines and biased studies trying to tell us otherwise.

  • 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.

  • The 'Hidden' Illness of Post-Natal Depression

    Over 250,000 new mothers experience perinatal mental illness each year in Britain. So why did I find it so hard to get help?

  • 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.

  • LGBT Mental Health: Are We Doing Enough?

    The results of a five-year-long study have found that 48 percent of young trans people had attempted suicide and that 34 percent of young LGB people had made at least one suicide attempt in their lives.

  • Inside Britain's Mental Health Crisis

    Budget cuts have left NHS mental health units running beyond capacity. National bed shortages mean people are shunted all over the country for hospital care. Kids are waiting over two years for treatment. What's happening?