Bipolar

Eight Reasons Why I'm Proud to Be Bipolar

Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh

Having suffered with bipolar for near 10 years, I can safely say it's a tough battle and on the whole a mostly negative experience. I've spent much of the last decade feeling ashamed of who I am, not merely because of the illness itself, but largely thanks to the public and media perception of what it is to have bipolar disorder.

Why I Don't Think that Depression Is a Disease

Danny McCubbin | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny McCubbin

I would hear myself say the same old thing whenever I would go off the rails or be confined to my bedroom for days "there's nothing I can do, I have a chemical in balance, it's a disease...." I don't think that anymore and I can honestly say that I am happy.

When Will the Help Come?

Kirsty Higginson | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Higginson

I have been wanting to write this article for an extremely long time. I have stumbled and tormented myself so many times with this piece as to how I could even begin to voice my boulders of darkness. I wanted to translate to you, the reader, the horrific pain mental illness can bring, and to put the raw emotions into words which you will understand

How to Help Young Adults With Mental Health Issues

Martha Roberts | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Martha Roberts

As I drove home from a recent night out, a young woman stumbled out of the darkness into the road ahead of me. She was extremely distressed so I offered to drive her home. During our journey, Lara* told me that her dad hated her and that she was totally devastated by this...

Complaining Versus Excercise

Kerry Hudson | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Kerry Hudson

To save money on shabby chic I've been making my own, painting everything in sight an 'antique white' then pasting embossed vintage printed paper onto it.

Bipolar and Pregnant, Jelly Babies and EBay

Kerry Hudson | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Hudson

Being bipolar I expected: 'I don't think you can handle it' and 'It's not the right time' (Hello, wrong end of my thirties) and 'But what if you have a bad day?' and I did get all of the above.

'Give Me A Second Chance,' Pleads Italian Mother Alessandra Pacchieri

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

An Italian woman, now named as Alessandra Pacchieri, who had her baby removed after she suffered a mental breakdown on a trip to the UK, has said she ...

Why Stephen Fry's Suicide Attempt Is a Lesson for Us All

Planet Ivy | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Planet Ivy

Understanding that there is no conscious reason for these feelings puts mental illness on a par with other illnesses. You wouldn't ask a woman with breast cancer why she had it, or why she was ill - saying "I have breast cancer" is a pretty satisfactory argument for most. Mental illness isn't any different, and it's just as much of a scary, alien thing to sufferers than other illnesses.

Living With Mental Health

Rob Flux | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Flux

Living with someone, in this case, not a family member, but someone you've chosen to be with who has experience of a mental health problem, need not be scary or difficult. Simply doing those little everyday things can make all the difference. Treat them normally.

It's Time to Talk, It's Time to Change

Paul Scates | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Scates

With one in four people going through a mental health problem in any given year, it's more than likely that you already know someone with a mental health problem. If you know someone experiencing one why not take the time to talk, listen or even ask them how they're feeling?

Britain: The Bipolar Nation

Lewis Shepherd | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lewis Shepherd

If you haven't already noticed this week has seen a mass of snow descend upon the entire of the UK, and to say it has been met with a mass of mixed an...

Channel 4 Goes Mad: a Contributor's Story

Paul Scates | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Entertainment
Paul Scates

It is so easy to hear the claim that once again controversial broadcaster Channel 4 has exploited those who are vulnerable! Wrong, this programme is one of their most comprehensive and ground breaking programmes, one which positively breaks down the misconceptions of a taboo subject.

Premature Babies 'More Likely To Suffer From Depression And Psychosis'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Premature babies are significantly more likely than average to suffer serious mental disorders, such as schizophrenia, in later life, a study has foun...

The Artistic Temperament and Creativity

Sian S. Rathore | Posted 05.06.2012 | Home
Sian S. Rathore

We all know about the insanity that Van Gogh, Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath lived with, and we perhaps are guilty of believing their work is made more beautiful because of our knowledge of their suffering. However I tend to wonder if we overlook the integrity of such works in light of their illness, and how condescending this really is.

Not So 'Prince Charming' - Liam Gallagher Calls Eighties Dandy 'F**cking Nutty'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK

Ex-Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher has been attacked by a mental health charity for calling Adam Ant "f*cking nutty" in an interview with NME. Ant, ...