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The Sad Truth Behind Robin William's Suicide

Matt Clifton | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Clifton

It still saddens me to hear about the sad, sad loss of a much loved actor, Robin Williams. Robin contributed much effort and passion towards acting, M...

Depression Is an Illness, Not a Decision

Kadie Regan | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kadie Regan

Knowing how my own mother felt, one of the worst products of suffering from depression or addiction is dealing with the social stigma attached to it. Embarrassment, shame and humiliation are some of the shattering emotions our society has smeared on a very real problem. Who deemed it so, that a person suffering from depression should be less deserving of recognition and compassion?

The Most Shocking Thing About Robin Williams' Death Is What It Exposed About Our Own Human Nature

Lliana Bird | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lliana Bird

His daughter had to leave social media after abuse from trolls, who may have even possibly sent her images of her father's autopsy (and then threatened to print it out to use as toilet paper). His wife has been subjected to whispers and speculation as to why she may not have spent the night in the same room as her husband...

Learning to Manage Our Ancient Whispers

Ruby Wax | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

In the beginning things were fine, we lived in tribes with family members. We all shared the same genes so we trusted and protected each other. The bad news about this is the bit about all being related which caused infinite mutations; some of our cousins had more fingers than needed, others had their feet growing backwards.

Finding Bugs In The Garden Is Better Than Homework

Saskia Lee Stewart | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Saskia Lee Stewart

Do we want our young ones to grow up with strong and independent minds... or do we want them to be brainwashed by 'The Regime', ending up lacking control of who they are?

It's Time to Stop Playing Politics With Mental Health

Hilary Wardle | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Politics
Hilary Wardle

It's great that some politicians have spoken out in an attempt to dispel some of the stigma around mental ill health, but it is deeply unethical to pretend to champion mental health care while simultaneously backing swingeing cuts to both the welfare safety blanket and NHS mental health services.

Mind What You Wear: It Can Change Your Life

Karen Pine | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Pine

It is easy to think of clothing as mere covering, or the means by which we project our image to other people. But studies have shown that clothes really can change how we think and feel.

This Lady Reveals What It's Like To Be A Sociopath

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We're so accustomed to seeing psychopaths and sociopaths in films that it's easy to forget that real people identify themselves in these groups - some...

Poorna Bell

The Reasons For Suicide Are Complex Say Experts, But There Is Help At Hand

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In the aftermath of L'Wren Scott's suicide, there have been endless column inches dedicated to exploring the reasons why she felt compelled to take he...

The Promise of Placebos - and the Promise Beyond?

Tony Lobl | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK
Tony Lobl

"The placebo effect is real, quantifiable and in fact you're doing quite well with an active therapy if you can get as good a response as the placebo response," said Professor Jon Stoessl, director of the Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre at the University of British Columbia.

How One Project Is Making Nature Cool

Zion Lights | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Zion Lights

Enter Project Wild Thing, which was launched last September. How successful is nature as a brand? 'Nobody really knows', David says. For someone who is taking on the immense task of marketing nature to children, he is a remarkably humble man. 'I'm not saying it's changing their lives,' he tells me, 'but it's making them question.'

The Importance of Imagination

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Imagination has kept me sane and even happy for years, helped me survive the real world. Music speaks to every emotion I've ever felt, expressing for me when I cannot. Paintings and drawings remind me of the beauty of life. And stories are my escapism, characters my best friends.

Thorpe Park Under Pressure To Rename 'Asylum' Ride

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK

Pressure is mounting on a theme park to change the name of its controversial 'Asylum' maze, which mental health campaigners say enforces stigma of men...

Make Every One of Your Minutes Count

Maggie Currie | Posted 27.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

Your ability to manage your time, to focus and channel your energies on your highest value tasks, will determine your rewards and your level of accomplishment in life more than any other factor.

Getting With the New Programme

Sonja Lewis | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sonja Lewis

I had to reprogramme my thought processes: another step to getting rid of limited thinking. In the end, I adopted the theme 'finding happiness in your own space, with or without children' ... and obsessed over it.

Happy Days?

Kamontip Evans | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

We can spend all our life procrastinating to be happy! We forget to be happy right here and right now. But we may answer 'yes' to the question anyway because we don't want people to know how we really feel.

Fifteen Minute Care Sessions Are an Insult, Why Our Elderly Deserve Better

Hannah Gal | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Gal

Just as it is cruel to deprive the elderly of food or medication, it is cruel to accept the current state of social isolation. We could ask why these lonely people's families are not more involved or go down the Chinese government route of 'forcing' people to visit their elderly parents but the reality is that people are naturally occupied with making a living and raising their own young.  

And All Those Simple Things Are Simply Too Complicated for My Life

Amy Anka | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

Does travel broaden the mind? Yes. Of course it does. However each time I've returned from my travels, it feels as though I've returned to a somewhat dull existence. The mundaneness of routine abounds. Work, gym, household chores, paying bills. Most people are content with that. Or they at best don't question it.

Worst Things To Say To Someone Suffering From Depression

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

As with many mental health conditions, there are varying degrees of depression which range from clinical depression to depression that comes on becaus...

Are You 'Sort of' Intelligent?

Jessica Brown | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Brown

Intelligence is a funny thing, isn't it? After re-watching the whole four series of Cougar Town in one weekend, it dawned on me that I'm not as clever as I'd like to be. Nor am I as inclined to learn about 'intellectual' things as I'd like.

What Causes Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

Dan Roberts | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Roberts

As we struggle to absorb shocking incidents like the recent train crash in Galicia, along with sympathy for the grieving families our thoughts also turn to the survivors. And psychologists who specialise in helping people recover from incidents like this know that while some of the surviving passengers will eventually get over their shock and trauma, sadly others will be unable to do so.

Lucy Sherriff

People Think I Have Depression Because It's 'Cool'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

"Depression is seen as something for goths and emos who have it because its 'cool'," student Beth Saward says bluntly. "There's definitely still a sti...

How To Spot Signs Of Depression In Someone You Know

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Depression can vary from one person to another; they may exhibit all the behaviour, or just one aspect of it, and so it's important to know the signs ...

Lucy Sherriff

Thousands More Students Seeking Help For Depression

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The number of students seeking help for depression has more than doubled at some of the country's top institutions, at a time when many universities a...

Strength of Mind Is What Makes the Difference

Lee Riley | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Riley

It's inside all of us; the strength to do whatever it takes to overcome even the most challenging mental and physical tests in order to achieve our goals. When the challenge is physical, you need to be fit - but your mind must be strong too.