Ptsd

How To Talk To Children About Traumatic Events In The News: Five Top Tips

Lucy Maddox | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Parents
Lucy Maddox

The horrific recent bombing at the Manchester Arena might mean you are seeking help or support about how to talk to children in your life about highly traumatic events. Here are five top tips.

Let's Talk About Suicide

Amani Omejer | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amani Omejer

I also don't know where I would be without the online community that have continued to read and respond to my work. Finding so many people saying, "me too", in response to my articles and cartoons is

When A Bad Day Becomes A Good Day

Thuy Yau | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK
Thuy Yau

Today should be considered a good day. I went to student placement. Facilitated my first ever proper workshop. I got wonderful feedback from the young...

I Was Held Hostage At Gunpoint

Emma Slade | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK
Emma Slade

life less ordinary banner The fear of dying gave me a deep sense of how precious my life is and of how much I did not want to waste it. This feeling began to slowly seep into my life and led to my decision to leave the City and begin a long quest to feel clearer about the meaning and potential of my own human life.

Don't Be Afraid To Speak The Truth

Rosie Burnham | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Burnham

Still people believe that child abuse or any formal of abuse doesn't happen within the school system whether private or public but the truth is that it does. I am one of many people that are silence by the school fearful of being sued if I mention the name of the school or that my case cannot be brought to court because to lack of collation evidence and the media unwilling to listen to survivors` stories and given them a voice.

Armed Forces Veterans Need Mayor's Help Accessing Life-Changing PTSD Dogs

Shaun Bailey | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK
Shaun Bailey

Latest figures show there are an estimated 5,360 armed forces veterans in London suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The amount of ...

Why Maternal Mental Health Matters

Professor Lesley Regan | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Parents
Professor Lesley Regan

all women everywhere We must address the stigma associated with mental health. We heard from many women that they fear being seen as a 'bad mother' and having their child taken away from them. Women are frequently made to feel guilty that they're not the 'perfect mother.

Cancer And Dating

Lawrence Saez | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lawrence Saez

Having the cancer label hanging over one's head means that, little by little, you are denied the very intimacy that you are seeking. People start squirming when you hug them, they discreetly sit away from you, they recoil when you touch them or kiss them, as if cancer were contagious.

Unbroken: A Letter To My Attackers

Rosie Burnham | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Burnham

I never thought I would be in a place to write an honest letter to the attackers. I always hoped I would get to a place where the abuse and rape didn't define or affect me to a level where I was unable to engage in the world around. This day has come where I have finally let go of the past. I am not a victim. I am a survivor.

Every Survivor Matters

Rosie Burnham | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Burnham

Deep down I know change is happening slowly but we mustn't forget that every survivor matters, every survivor should be listen too equally.

Find Christmas Difficult? Top Tips On How To Cope, From UK's Leading Veterans' Mental Health Charity Combat Stress

Sue Freeth | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Freeth

Christmas is a time for celebration, yet it can be difficult for veterans with mental health problems. Some may feel isolated, lonely or depressed, o...

An Open Letter To Piers Morgan - From An 'Alleged' Rape Survivor

Emily Jacob | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK
Emily Jacob

Dear Mr Morgan - Thank you. Thank you for being the person who verbalises what we think everyone else is thinking, but too polite to say. Thank you for telling me I wasn't raped, that it was, as I sometimes think it might have been, all in my head. The CPS didn't prosecute him, so according to you, it didn't happen. Thank you for absolving me of that memory, which years of treatment for PTSD, whilst helping me with the PTSD, hadn't managed to remove. Oh, and also, thank you for confirming that I didn't have PTSD either, not having been in a war, I could know nothing of what PTSD is - it was all in my head.

Lady Gaga Reveals She Suffers From PTSD

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Lady Gaga has opened up about suffering from post traumatic tress disorder (PTSD), almost two years after revealing she was raped at the age of 19. Th...

I Served in Afghanistan And Learned I'm Not A Cold-Blooded Killer

William Shield | Posted 04.12.2016 | UK
William Shield

I adopted the kneeling position for accuracy, slowed down my breathing, did a quick estimate of distance, the wind, and adjusted my rifle aim accordingly. I then put a small amount of pressure on the trigger

Medicating The Man

William Shield | Posted 26.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
William Shield

bmm banner.jpg My definition of what it is to be a man no longer contains the words warrior, veteran, or survivor. For me, becoming a man again was about accepting that I was in danger. In danger of drowning in my own darkness.

Mark Austin On Suffering From PTSD And His Family's Battle With Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

ITV journalist Mark Austin has spoken candidly of the mental health problems that have affected his family firsthand. The 58-year-old journalist and p...

Scientists Can Now Remove Individual Fears From Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Tech

Can’t stand the sight of anything with eight legs? New technology could cure arachnophobes as scientists have worked out how to remove specific fear...

Hyper-masculinity, War And Intergenerational Trauma

Kenny Mammarella-D'Cruz | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kenny Mammarella-D'Cruz

Veterans with PTSD find it very difficult to deal with emotions like fear and sadness when they come up. They don't want to admit to themselves that they have those feelings, so they push them down and try to ignore them.

Five Tips For Veterans to Help Get Through Bonfire Night

Sue Freeth | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK
Sue Freeth

Bonfire Night is a cause for celebration throughout the UK, bringing communities together at shared events and frequently producing spectacular firewo...

It's Good To Talk

Ant Meads | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ant Meads

bmm banner.jpg We've been raised in a culture where the man is supposed to be the provider. The pre-defined gender roles that have existed forever, seem to continue today and as a result we think that we know our place in society. We are to work. We are to build a family and to provide for them. But what happens if we can't do that?

'The Crippled Cricketer'- The Army Veteran Whose Love For Cricket Helps To Overcome His Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Stuart Fagg | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Sport
Stuart Fagg

'Cricket for recovery, cricket for all' @TheCrippledCric signs off one of his first blog posts. A potent exemplification of the healing powers in spor...

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 ...