Jamie Lewis
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Jamie Lewis started his journalism career with a life-changing move from Essex to Cornwall, where he enrolled on Access to Journalism at Truro College. Achieving top marks with distinctions in each and every module. Jamie turned down his five offers for university in favour of finding a job.

Jamie made his name in copywriting in Cornwall, specialising in SEO, social media and technology writing that included guest blogging, corporate blogging and news. He made even more of a name when he set up The Newsroom UK, a website for aspiring journalists to upload blogs, features and comment pieces.

He has since attracted media attention throughout the UK and is currently working at the International Business Times based in Canary Wharf.

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Fighting Stigma: Dean Windass 'I was Ashamed to Admit I was Depressed'

(0) Comments | Posted 10 April 2012 | (15:59)

The BBC reported earlier this week how former Hull City and Bradford striker Dean Windass was ashamed of his depression following his suicide admission in January this year.

Windass told BBC Late Kick Off that he found his ordeal embarrassing and was concerned that people would think he was weak.

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Meet Ben: An Interview With a Schizophrenic

(1) Comments | Posted 14 March 2012 | (00:00)

Schizophrenia; if you think it's all multiple personalities and murderous whispering in one's mind, you're severely misinformed.

The stigma and fear involved when someone mentions schizophrenia in this country, and indeed, around the world is shocking. Let's not forget that people suffering with schizophrenia are human beings. Let's not...

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Can Antidepressants and Other Depression Cures Really Be Placebos?

(2) Comments | Posted 24 February 2012 | (00:00)

Irving Kirsch of Harvard Medical School has certainly reignited debate in regards to antidepressants and placebos following his stint on CBS's 60 Minutes.

The prestigious medical school's Director of Placebo Studies has apparently run out of other drugs to look at under a microscope and taken a swipe at...

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Let's Talk OCD: How Do They Treat It?

(0) Comments | Posted 14 February 2012 | (17:27)

In most people's minds, depression - and perhaps anxiety - takes up most of the 'mental health pie', but there are of course other illnesses under this umbrella.

I'm not just a depression writer; I'm a mental health writer and I think it's time we tackled a wider variety of...

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Blue Monday - What an Absolute Farce

(1) Comments | Posted 16 January 2012 | (13:59)

Today, apparently, is the most depressing of the year in what 'experts' call 'Blue Monday'.

Before today, I'd never heard of it despite spending the past eight years with a series of mental health problems. Once I looked into its origins, for articles I was writing for work, I...

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Can Drinking Alcohol Heavily Amplify Depression?

(0) Comments | Posted 3 January 2012 | (15:28)

For those who - like me - prefer their Christmas spirit served in a glass, the holiday season can become synonymous with heavy drinking. Following a hefty few nights over the Christmas and New Year period I once again realised that hangovers were no good for my mental health.

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Depression: The Invisible Assassin

(2) Comments | Posted 2 December 2011 | (13:47)

When your emotional balance essentially tap dances on an imaginary substance that's thinner than a strand of nylon and lighter than helium, it can be tough to maintain a permanent front.

Outside influences that surround all of our lives that some can simply brush off, can often feel at...

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