Mind

The Pond and the Mind: A Parallel Universe

Kamontip Evans | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

When you watch the mind, you will find there is a beginning, middle and an end to each troublesome thought or emotion. Sometimes before you even get to the end of it, the mind will jump onto something else.

#BeingBipolar - The Reaction

Lucy Roberts | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Roberts

Despite the documentary taking this exploratory approach, there was a heavy bearing on psychological therapy being the ONLY right and proper course of action for those needing assistance with the symptoms of bipolar.

Time to Talk and the Mind Fundraiser

Lucy Roberts | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Roberts

This day each year encourages people to take just five minutes out of their day to hold a conversation about mental health with friends, family, colleagues, or anyone else you can think of. Participants can log their five minutes on the Time To Change website in the hope of gaining an idea how how much time was spent on this day talking about mental health.

Rules for the Erection of the Mind

Christian Talbot | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Comedy
Christian Talbot

I was lying there in ecstasy, realising that existence and the formal projection of a self are distinctly separate and within the means of human control but all the time in the back of my mind I'm thinking "Does this make me French? Does this make me French?".

Depression, Anxiety and Me

Dan Holliday | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Holliday

There are some who argue that depression is not an illness. ''Pull yourself together. This is a first world problem if I've ever seen one. Come with me to Africa and I'll show you people who have a right to be depressed." All I can say to people who say such things is that I'm not able to rationalize it like that.

Digging Myself Out of the Black Hole

Ruby Wax | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

I know I sound nihilistic but I do try to make peace with my pessimism. Even in childhood, my thoughts were never cuddly and warm. They were mostly unforgiving and I know no one is as cruel to me as me. I've always lobbed grenades at myself. If I try and stop, the thoughts get more persistent. The only thing I have to ease the situation is that I practice mindfulness and have done for many years. Every morning I sit in one place and it's agony because my mind is screaming for me to get up, do something...

Why Charities Need to Understand the Zoella Phenomenon

Paul Farmer | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK
Paul Farmer

Messages about sensitive subjects are infinitely more powerful when they come directly from people - this is the key to Zoella's success and why she fits so well with our approach. The voices of people with experience of mental problems, are at the core of everything Mind does.

Put Your Mind in Your Muscle

Jean-Claude Vacassin | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jean-Claude Vacassin

How many times have you heard yourself saying things like "turning up to the gym is half the battle" or "doing something is better than doing nothing"? Both statements are true in so far as they can motivate us to get up and do some exercise.

Happy 50th Birthday to Me

Danny McCubbin | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danny McCubbin

I used to read a great deal about spirits and how to lead a life that is "spiritual" with the hope and desire to find answers to so many questions that I used to ask. Always dreaming that the next book would hold the key - a great deal of my time was spent searching. Book after book, chapter after chapter, always seeking and asking and not a great deal of "doing".

Mind Awards Proves That Attitudes to Mental Health Are Changing in the Media

Rebecca Walton | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK
Rebecca Walton

The night was rounded off with a truly thought provoking speech from Paul Farmer, the Chief Executive of Mind. I wish I had the space to include it all, but here are the most poignant messages he got across to the now rather elated, and perhaps a little tipsy, audience.

Staying Sane in the New World

Ruby Wax | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

I started my journey to publicise the book in New York. Everyone tells me they love New York, to me it's a gang rape on the senses. I want to confess war crimes after being kept up all night listening to trash trucks clanging. I took the subway late one night after a show, waited two hours for the right train and witnessed bedlam; feral people were howling like wolves...

How to Manipulate Your Body to Reduce Stress - Wall Street Stress Essentials

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

If you're struggling with the management of stress then the following three sub-sections will assist in the speedy management and control of stress. However before jumping in it's important to understand that stress isn't anything secretive but simply behaviour adopted as a result of a number of external events that have caused a reaction based on your values and beliefs.

I Was One Those Who Didn't Believe in Depression, Until It Happened to Me

Mark Williams | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Williams

Having gone through depression myself, I decided to set up an awareness and support system for fathers/carers for people suffering with postnatal depression called Fathers Reaching out. While the illness is being treated the man/carer has to deal with the bills, work, money, school/hospital runs, the household, children and the stigma of mental health problems.

Rachel Moss

Why We Need To Learn The Truth About Schizophrenia

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Do you believe schizophrenia is about people with multiple personalities? If the answer is yes, you may be in a broad majority, but that doesn't m...

Don't Be Afraid Of The Gimp Man Of Essex

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK

Should you come across a figure dressed entirely in a black rubber gimp suit as you pop to the bank or out for a sandwich, do not fear. No, you ha...

Stop That Thought, I'm Gonna Get Off!

Kamontip Evans | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Persistent negative thoughts easily put us under mental stress in the absence of any stressors. Once started, thoughts continue and proliferate. One thing leads to another - a train of thoughts that runs beyond a sense of time and space. Our mind is busy.

Royal Ramblings: The Underbelly of Wrestling

Danny Stone | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Professional wrestling is a colourful, jolly and light-hearted form of entertainment. We become personally invested in the trials and tribulations of our on-screen heroes (and villains) who shoulder the burden of iconic status for many people across the world. It is perhaps therefore no wonder that news of depression, addiction and death are particularly shocking for wrestling fans.

Top Psychologist Answers Burning Questions Such As: Are Men Better At Maths?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When our mates are having a crappy week, many of us like to try our hand at pop psychology, using vague theories to explain why their ex-boyfriend/bos...

The Sad Truth Behind Robin William's Suicide

Matt Clifton | Posted 26.10.2014 | 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 24.10.2014 | 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 17.10.2014 | 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 01.09.2014 | 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.