Mental Health

Chester Bennington – You're My Hero. For Singing About The Battles We Share When Society Was Content With Silence

Abigail McAlpine | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Abigail McAlpine

This is a thank you to Chester Bennington, Linkin Park and all those like them who are willing to share the honest, open, beautiful and ugly truth about depression or mental health in a way that inspires people to talk, share, sing or find some consolation in others. Mainly this is in recognition of all those ordinary people (one in four of us), no matter who you are, who have fought, are fighting or will battle with mental health in their lifetime.

Burnout Diaries - Chapter Seven: Tell'em I'm Coming Back

Paula Bellostas Muguerza | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Bellostas Muguerza

I walked into our Mayfair office with a mix of dread and excitement. On one hand, I had missed everyone terribly and I had also missed being productive and feeling useful and important but on the other hand I had been out of the game for a long time so I felt slow, dumb and inadequate.

Chester Bennington And Chris Cornell Aren't Just Celebrities, These Are Men You Know

Poorna Bell | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

Someone like a Chester Bennington or a Chris Cornell may only die once a year or every few months. But let us never forget that men like them die every single day - 12, every day, to be precise. And every one of those deaths is a travesty. Every one of those men had parents and someone who loved them.

Linkin Park Helped Millions Of Hurting Teenagers

Rabbil Sikdar | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Rabbil Sikdar

Linkin Park helped teenagers like me make sense of the issues that we faced. That sense of being alone against the world with no one to understand why you're lashing out at school, the confusion as to why all your friends have suddenly lost interest in you, Chester Bennington's voice had a way of resonating with it.

Chester Bennington's Passing Is A Stark Reminder Of The Seriousness Of Depression But There Is Hope

James Woods | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
James Woods

I can say that without any doubt, at all, there is an alternative to suicide. If you are suffering from depression or another mental illness, it can be incredibly difficult to see through the dark clouds but the light is on the other side of those clouds and whilst there is no easy fix there is always a way forward.

The 'Burningly Unjust' Reason That's Behind Half Of School Pupil Exclusions

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Half of pupils who are expelled from school have a mental health issue, researchers have claimed. According to analysis from the Institution for Publ...

Being Kind To Others Helped Me Be Kind To Myself

Juliette Burton | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Juliette Burton

In this vlog for HuffPost UK, Juliette Burton discusses how feeling powerless led to her being as kind as possible to everyone. She says that aside from making her feel more empowered, it actually resulted in her being kinder to herself and saved a man's life.

The Truth About Being An Introverted Extrovert

Molly Thompson | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Molly Thompson

When I'm at parties, in social situations in which I'm comfortable, I shine. But it's just taking a while for me to accept that I'm not always going to be confident and that's okay. I'm an introverted extrovert and that's just something I need to get used to.

Cutting The Arts Is Cutting The Soul Of Society

Rebecca Gordon | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK
Rebecca Gordon

I understand that cuts need to be made, and I can see how reduced art funding is a quick fix, but the long term effect would be detrimental. The arts inspire people, they nurture talent, experiences, encourage intellect, dialogue and opinion.

Depression Is The Silent Killer In Our Society

Rabbil Sikdar | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rabbil Sikdar

Particularly within Muslim South Asian communities, mental illness is dismissed because supposedly all prayers can cure sadness. Depression is regarded as a lack of faith. The low energy and motivation to do anything, the distancing from the things you love, become seen as signs of weak faith.

Taking A Mental Health Day

Kate Palmer | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Palmer

Although many employers want perfect attendance from their staff, taking time off when ill can have positive benefits for staff and the business. Taking time to deal with mental health issues at an early stage will help to control them before they have the chance to develop into a prolonged absence.

Faith, Gender And Sexuality: Where's The Common Thread?

Dr Louise Theodosiou | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK
Dr Louise Theodosiou

Faith is a complex, deeply personal and equally polarising force, it has the power to damage or enhance one's mental health. The complexities of gender are increasingly acknowledged, both physically and emotionally. If faith leaders can communicate acceptance and provide a welcome, then communities will have the opportunity to support some of the most vulnerable individuals in their societies.

Mum's List Of Her 'Mental Load' At The End Of A Long Day Will Have You Nodding In Agreement

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has shared the many thoughts she has running through her brain after a long day, and it’ll have you nodding in agreement. Meredith Ethington, ...

Emetophobia And Me

Steven Daws | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Steven Daws

Later that day, my dad went into the hospital for what was to be the last time. It had come to be, from what my mum said, a regular occurrence over the past ten years or so, as he had suffered 12 previous heart attacks. On this occasion, however, when we went into see him, he suffered a final severe heart attack and died while we were at his bedside.

There's Nothing Wrong With Men Crying

Bradley Cates | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Cates

Does crying make you any less of a man? Of course not. Crying is an emotion, like joy and fear. It's perfectly natural. So why is it considered a bad thing to do if you're a man?

Can I Be In A Healthy Relationship With Relationship Anxiety?

Samantha Glass | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
 Samantha Glass

What if her friends don't like me? What if he finds somebody better? What is the point if relationships end anyway? Are just some of the things that people with relationship anxiety may think. Just as every individual experiences general anxiety differently, people experience relationship anxiety differently too

For Grenfell Survivors, Another Terrifying Injustice Awaits

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK

“I have seen people I know who are still in shock and who aren’t on any path to recovery,” Labour MP Emma Dent Coad told Parliament this week, o...

Mermaid Life: Drowning My Anxiety One Dip At A Time

Leanne Davis | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Leanne Davis

I can't deny, I was rather nervous about my first time. Would it hurt? Would I get covered in gross things floating about beneath me? Would everyone notice if I acquire a camel toe? (And am I terrible feminist for being ashamed of my potential camel toe?).

Four Steps To Optimizing An Entrepreneur's Mental Health

Dr Rachel Thomas | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK
Dr Rachel Thomas

The life of an entrepreneur is one of high risk. One risk that isn't often addressed is that to your health. The fast-paced environment of today's entrepreneur means the need to pivot or scale can lead to your health being put behind other investments and priorities. Despite your health being arguably your most valuable asset, it often isn't regarded as one.

In Defence Of TfL's New Gender-Neutral Announcements

Will Nicholl | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Will Nicholl

We should embrace this decision by TfL not because it doesn't hurt anyone but improves the lives of a few, but because it is the beginning of a positive process that will improve the lives of us all. Deconstructing gender norms is the first step towards accepting rather than tolerating the transgender community, breaking the glass ceiling, and encouraging men and boys suffering from depression to seek help.

Why Strengthening Community Could Be The Answer To Better LGBT Mental Health

Cal Strode | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cal Strode

Mental health problems experienced by LGBT people have been linked to experiences of discrimination, homophobia and bullying. This is often internalised, which goes some way in helping us to understand our community's propensity towards self-destructive behaviours and substance use problems.

Sticks And Stones?

Dr Louise Theodosiou | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Louise Theodosiou

Successive governments recognise the importance of investing in children's mental health, and the role of schools in developing wellbeing and recognising mental health needs. Yet the figures don't indicate enough of an improvement.

I Hid Bills Under My Bed

Gail Porter | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Gail Porter

In an exclusive vlog for HuffPost UK Gail Porter talks about how less work meant she could not keep up with her bills, how she resorted to hiding them under her bed and how Creditfix, a personal insolvency firm of which Gail is ambassador, pulled her out of a 'dark hole'.

This Initiative To Improve Physical And Mental Health Is Our Kind Of Summer Fitness Challenge

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Exercising each week is good for both physical and mental health, which is why England Athletics has teamed up with the charity Mind to launch a natio...

What Diet Is Best For You?

Sharon Armstrong | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Armstrong

With so many diets out there, how do you know which one is for you? You have the juice diets, which you replace your meals with a juice meal replacement. You have the points type diet plans, which means you are given a list of foods that have been awarded points and you have a set amount of points you have in a day. There are so many out there and yes some do work. You lose weight. Great!