Today marks the last scheduled day in the trial of Anders Behring Breivik, who, on the 22nd July 2011, killed 77 young Norweigians and injured 242 others. What we do know is that he is a self confessed Islamaphobic militant killer, what we don’t know is whether he has a psychiatric illness.
There was a time when I would rather die than live with the guilt that came after drinking the nutrition substitute that replaced the contents of that plate.
What could trigger the Twitter tribute “Unbelievably brave. Kevan Jones MP is a hero!” from a rival Conservative MP? Tory Louise Mensch was praising the Labour MP’s courageous decision to share his experience of depression in last week’s House of Commons debate on mental illness.
Members of parliament gathered in the House of Commons today to discuss something which has, for far too many years, been sidelined, overlooked and if acknowledged at all, treated with a certain level of complacency; mental health.
Freddie Flintoff’s documentary, ‘The Hidden Side of Sport’ shown on BBC1 last night did far more than shed some light on what goes on beneath the helmets of sportsmen on top of their game as they go out to bat. By unveiling those cracks and speaking candidly with others who have shared the sleepless nights and shameful drunken binges, Flintoff took a massive step forwards in fighting against the belief that depression is something that should be kept in the shadows.
Many of us like the idea of volunteering but find plenty of excuses not to.
Steve Watkins talks about how his personal experience of dementia helped him take the plunge.
‘Anorexia is so much more of as bitch when you don’t look anorexic.’
I tweeted this remark in amongst a rare splurge of personal eating disorder related rantage. Within minutes, I had a stream of comments in response, sharing my outrage that to anybody on the outside is so incomprehensible. It didn’t calm the anxieties I [...]
This week, Nina Lakhani reported on the disturbing case of the Evangelical Christian Church which has been encouraging members of its congregation to cease taking medication altogether in favour of prayer alone.
It’s World Mental Health Day.
You’ll no doubt be bombarded with lots of facts and figures, statistics and if you haven’t heard already, you’ll be made aware that the Government Department of Health and Comic Relief have kindly secured funding for the ‘Time to Change’ campaign – which aims to put an end to stigma and [...]
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