Bipolar Is Not A Fashion Statement

Katie Conibear | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Conibear

People seem to hold on to the idea that bipolar can make them seem more interesting; that others will see them as edgy and vibrant, or brooding and mysterious. It's infuriating that there are those that are playing make believe because they want their lives to be more exciting.

Animal Therapy Used To Help Patients With Schizophrenia And Bipolar Disorder

PA | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are being treated with dogs, rabbits and rats at a Manchester hospital. The seven-week course of anim...

Public Still Doesn't Understand How Serious Mental Illnesses Can Be, Experts Warn

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

We may be talking about mental health more than ever before, but the public still lacks understanding in how serious mental illnesses can be. Accordin...

Disability And Business: Doing It For Ourselves

A.J. Higginson | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
A.J. Higginson

Perhaps surprisingly, mania and anxiety can produce great work and spark creativity. Some of the greatest names through history, in terms of discovery and changing the world around us, had a mental health disorder or a learning disability or sometimes both - Albert Einstein, Ernest Hemingway and Charles Darwin.

Why I'm Running 1250 Miles From Rome To Home With Bipolar Disorder

Dan Keeley | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Keeley

I was the one who was standing in the middle of a major motorway in Northern Italy at rush hour, wearing nothing but his khaki shorts, backing up traffic for 10 miles, letting one vehicle pass at a time and doing so with more conviction and sense of purpose than any human who'd walked the face of the earth. I was the one who - in the true sense of the meaning - had lost his mind. Now five years on, I'm being called crazy for all the right reasons.

17 Celebrities Open Up About Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to mental health, the more people that speak about their experiences, the better. Unfortunately stigma is still a huge issue in society...

Thirty Months On

Sangeeta Mahajan | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sangeeta Mahajan

I am his mother. I am also a doctor. I died with him. An amputated heart and a bruised soul somehow keep the tatters of my being together. The undying love between mother and son sustains. It finds expression through writing every day.

Acceptance Is The Answer According To The Queen Of Bad Choices

Claire Ayres | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Ayres

For Mental Health Awareness Week this year I was asked to write a post for the charity I volunteer at on the national theme of surviving or thriving. Using this I've had a look back at my long history of mental illness and reflected on when I've been surviving and when I've been thriving.

People Share The One Thing They Wish Others Knew About Their Disability Or Illness

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

People living with disabilities or illnesses have shared the one thing they wish others knew about their conditions. In a Reddit thread entitled ‘Wh...

How Losing My Mother To Bipolar Disorder Inspired Me To Set-Up Comedy For Depression

Vanessa Whitman | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Vanessa Whitman

Mental health has been top of the news agenda in recent weeks thanks to high profile people, including Prince Harry and Lady Gaga, speaking out about their own experiences. Mental illness doesn't discriminate and it can happen to anyone. One in four people live with a mental health problem every year, and my mum was one of them.

Yes, Jet Lag Really Is Making You Ill

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Tech

If you suffer from insomnia, or just aren’t getting as many hours in bed as you should be each night, you are well aware of the immediate effects on...

Lily Allen Suffers Vile Online Abuse Over Her Son's Stillbirth

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 26.02.2017 | UK

Lily Allen has suffered vile online abuse after she revealed she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after the stillbirth of her son. The si...

One Child Every 11 Minutes Contacted Childline For Mental Health Issues Last Year

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 05.02.2017 | UK Parents

More than 50,000 young people were counselled by Childline for serious mental health issues last year, the charity has revealed. The statistics, relea...

These Mental Illness Badges Let Others Know They're Not Alone

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Tired of feeling like she had to conceal her mental illness from the rest of the world, one woman has made it her mission to help reduce the stigma an...

12 People Reveal How Carrie Fisher Helped Them Cope With Mental Illness And Addiction

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

In light of Carrie Fisher’s death, many have opened up about how the actress helped them come to terms with their own mental health problems and, in...

9 Times Carrie Fisher Fought Against Mental Health Stigma

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The world is mourning the loss of our beloved Carrie Fisher, who died on Tuesday (27 December) aged 60, following a heart attack. While many know her ...

Why I Reduced My Bipolar Medication After 12 Years

Mandy Charlton | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mandy Charlton

I was diagnosed as bipolar during my 3rd and last pregnancy, at the time I had postnatal and prenatal depression due to becoming pregnant after my daughter was only 7 months old, I was, to put it mildly, rapidly cycling between manic and morose, every facet of my personality was affected by bipolar and in the end it was a relief to be diagnosed and put on medication.

Winter Blues

Janet Adebodun | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Janet Adebodun

I find that my Mental Health suffers during this time of year and comes with a constant battle between extreme FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and anxiety-riddled excuses as to why I won't attend Christmas parties or other winter-time social events. Fighting the "Winter Blues" can be difficult so I've come up with some Winter Mental Health Tips

Unmasking Mental Illness In Children

Arthur Peirce | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Arthur Peirce

What there may need to be is a greater, wider understanding of how these causes affect the mental health of the children who suffer them. As, again, a great deal of childhood mental health problems are environmental rather than biological.

Artist's Depictions Of Mental Health Conditions Praised By Those Affected

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An artist has been praised for his depictions of mental health conditions by people living with the illnesses. Ohio-based illustrator Shawn Coss has ...

I Hope We Will One Day Have Parity Between Mental And Physical Health

Oli Jones | Posted 11.10.2017 | UK Sport
Oli Jones

I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in 2012 but the truth is that I had been suffering from crippling mental health symptoms since my early 20's. I am now 34 years old. Initially my symptoms were bearable and I could muddle through everyday life. Throughout my 20s the symptoms of depression became more and more intense and much more frequent.

How I Got Through The Edinburgh Fringe On Benefits

Samantha Pressdee | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK Comedy
Samantha Pressdee

This year I took my topless comedy show 'Sextremist' to the Edinburgh Fringe partly in thanks to financial backing from the Tory Government, (yes you ...

I Am Pagliacci

Arthur Peirce | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Arthur Peirce

There is a very old joke; it has appeared in different forms over the years, most famously in Alan Moore's seminal graphic novel Watchmen. Most retel...

These Cards Offer Support To People With Mental Health Issues In The Best Way

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Any form of mental illness is, just that - an illness. Yet it’s not something you’d necessarily buy a typical ‘Get Well Soon’ card for. That...

My Condition Makes Me Suicidal, But Giggling Every Day Helps Keep the Darkness Away

Doug Segal | Posted 01.07.2017 | UK Comedy
Doug Segal

The whole thing has become somewhat joyous. Shows have ended with group hugs, the entire audience dancing in the street and strangers exchanging phone numbers. These are my people. This is my medicine.