Loss Of Time

Rosie Burnham | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Burnham

From the outside the a mental health condition is invisible to the eye, hidden deep inside a person's brain. Nobody can see the internal battle that an individual has to face every single day. It is not a choice. It becomes the individuals normality a life with routines, patterns, rituals that have to be done to keep the anxiety at bay.

Why Didn't You Tell?

Rosie Burnham | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Burnham

There are no answers to these questions, this is one of the hardest part of recovery to deal with. Slowly, I am getting there and trying to leave the past behind. I am trying to shape a more positive future where I am able to share my story and hopefully one day change will come.  

What Is PTSD? Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment Explained

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a mental health disorder triggered by particularly distressing life events. One in 10 people will experien...

7 Things People With PTSD Want You To Know

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

One in 10 people will experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), yet public understanding of the mental health condition is still limited. The ...

Advice For Parents Or Carers Supporting A Person With PTSD

Rosie Burnham | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Burnham

When I was first diagnosed, I became extremely withdrawn. I hated being touched, hugged, or shown love because I felt I was unlovable, unworthy, unclean, and frightened. This was even with my own family. My mum continued to support and hug me even when I would push her away. A simple hug makes all the difference, this allowed me to grow to trust and love again.

Finding A Voice

Rosie Burnham | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Burnham

Recently, I have started to feel calm in myself without the trauma captivating every thought. The past still causes pain, nightmares and flashbacks but by challenging my demons and starting to shape my future. I am finding my voice after years of silence.


Rosie Burnham | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Burnham

As I look in the mirror, I don't remember the person looking back at me. I am trapped in a world of trauma. I start to run the cold tap, splash my face trying to retrace the old me. The young, joyful and innocent child but she was taken away, that day will never fade in my mind.

Why I Grieved for My Healthy Baby

Vicki Moore | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Parents
Vicki Moore

I am glad that I have now come to terms with grieving for what my birth could have been, with the healthy baby I could have had. The fact of the matter is I didn't have those things. I still gave birth, my child did come home, I am still a mother but to a heart warrior who I wouldn't change for the world.

Would Online Therapy Help Us Cope With the Current Mental Health Crisis

Keavy Lynch | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Keavy Lynch

Bravery comes in many forms. We need to be brave enough to admit that some battle wounds are the invisible ones we carry every day, brave enough to seek help and no longer suffer in silence, brave enough to admit that more needs to be done in terms of NHS mental health funding, or brave enough to lead the way in research and technology for future therapies.

My Amygdala Brought My Alcoholic Mother back from the dead!

Matt Streuli | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Streuli

#ExploreMH is a series of articles and YouTube videos aimed at breaking down the stigma that surrounds Mental Health. You can watch the video series h...

PTSD Following Premature Birth

Catriona Ogilvy | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Parents
Catriona Ogilvy

Nothing can really prepare you for parenthood; but when your baby is born prematurely the time to plan and the excitement and anticipation of a new arrival is dramatically interrupted. Shocked and numb, you suddenly find yourself in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

The Stephen Fry Comments and Why We Should All Watch Our Words

Claire Ayres | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Ayres

Having watched the full interview, most of it makes absolute sense, and I am inclined to agree with a lot of it in terms of political correctness and free speech. People should be able to say whatever they think and be free from chastising...but this should be to a point.

EMDR Therapy: How Looking Left-To-Right Could Banish Traumatic Memories

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

What if we told you that distressing memories could be wiped away by moving your eyes from left to right, over and over again? While it might sound...

Bipolar - Hello From The Other Side

Sharon Sutton | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Sutton

For all of the people that think Bipolar is some sort of mental health illness that is 99% depression, well from my point of view it isn't 'all that'. Yes I have my down days but I'm lucky because most of mine are 'up' days - or whatever you would like to call them.

Why Can't Fathers Cry for Their Babies?

Simon Blackwell | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Parents
Simon Blackwell

The media, and largely advertisers, would have us believe that men today are dim witted, useless at anything other than watching television, and that they should really just leave the complicated matters to the ladies in their lives.

Why There Is No PTSD in Afghanistan

Mark de Rond | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK
Mark de Rond

Seeing the impact of violence first-hand on that 2011 embedded tour to Camp Bastion - the mutilated bodies of children and the countless amputations - I returned to Afghanistan in December to better understand how that country's epidemic of violence is impacting on the psyche of its citizens.

Articulating My War

William Shield | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK
William Shield

I've come to realise that Afghanistan has forever changed me. It has ruined me, destroyed part of me. It has left an intangible impression upon me. At the same time, it has made me, matured me, grown me, expanded my potential as a human being, taught me the importance of life, love and the little things.

Civilian PTSD and Me

Shy Keenan | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK
Shy Keenan

Sara and I want to teach a brand new approach, a new PTSD thinking. We will be working with some of the very best in their professional fields, to help develop 'drug-free' civilian post traumatic stress disorder management tools and promote good Emotional Health Services.

Rain Rain Go Away... Dealing With Stormy Weather After Surviving a Natural Disaster

Ella Robson | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ella Robson

Recovery is a journey, as cheesy as that sounds... and the recent weather has reminded me of how possible it is to overcome things, no matter how horrible things get... it's human nature to grow, to try our hardest to move forward and we should certainly celebrate every success (no matter how small...

Picture Perfect - I Was a Good Mummy After All

Emma Jane Sasaru | Posted 08.10.2016 | UK Parents
Emma Jane Sasaru

As PTSD ravaged my mind I believed I was a burden to my family. In fact some days I believed my family would be better off without me. Yet, as I looked at the pictures my heart could see how foolish that was. I was there, there for my babies, doing everything I could and giving them everything I could.

We Need to Make Awareness of PTSD at the Birth for Women and Men

Mark Williams | Posted 01.10.2016 | UK Parents
Mark Williams

My first ever panic attack was at the birth of my son and had never experienced this before in my life. I honestly felt that my wife who I love dearly and my unborn son were going to die. Even many years on I still feel the anxiety I suffered during the twenty two hours labour my wife experienced.

Dads Matter UK, PTSD at Birth for Dads Awareness Is Needed..

Mark Williams | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Parents
Mark Williams

Fathers may experience witnessing they're loved ones and baby in distress in the labour room and sometimes witnessing even more blood loss than the mother. The father feels so unhelpful as he watches the trauma of unfold in front of him.

7/7 When The Dust Doesn't Settle

Rev Will Van Der Hart | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK
Rev Will Van Der Hart

When 10 years later you still feel like you have dropped your keys down the drain, redemption is a bit more mysterious. I don't find comfort in the comparison between what was and what is, but in the presence of One who shares in our suffering and offers us hope.

PTSD Explained, Ten Years After 7/7

Professor Neil Greenberg | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK
Professor Neil Greenberg

Whilst the London Bombings occurred 10 years ago this month, one only has to look at the cascade of news reports of traumatic events in the UK, and further afield, which affect people from all nations. For those who are affected by PTSD, or indeed by other mental health disorders related to traumatic exposure such as clinical depression, specific phobia or substance misuse, life after traumatic events can be very challenging.

Three Lessons from 15 Operations: Part Two

Michelle Elman | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Elman

Lesson 2: You don't have to be happy all the time and everyone has a right to feel what they damn well want to feel. Excuse my language, but sometimes the middle child needs to make more of a exclamation to be heard.