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5.1.15

When Are We Going to Stop Marginalising Black and Minority Ethnic Mental Health Patients?

The government has all but abandoned the vital issue of race in mental health treatment – a frightening reality when you consider that the number of people from BME groups being admitted for crisis care vastly outweigh any other.

5.1.15

Female Hormones Can Make a Bloody Mess of Your Mental Health

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

4.29.15

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.

4.27.15

The Life, Death and Possible Resurrection of the Asylum

Half a century ago, state mental hospitals closed after a series of horrific abuses – but in the aftermath, many mentally ill people were forced onto the streets or into jails. Now some are arguing it's time to bring these institutions back.

4.27.15

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.

4.27.15

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.

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4.27.15

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.

4.27.15

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.

4.27.15

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?

4.27.15

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.

4.27.15

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.

4.27.15

Being Mindful of the Language Surrounding Mental Health Isn't 'PC Gone Mad' – It's Basic Humanity

Considering the tabloid headlines surrounding Andreas Lubitz's depression, how far have we really come since the Sun's infamous "Bonkers Bruno" splash in the way we publicly acknowledge mental illness?

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