Rethink Mental Illness

Finding a Creative Outlet Helped Me to Manage My Depression

Carl Burkitt | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Carl Burkitt

I'd just left a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy session looking at how learning and trying new things can help when experiencing a mental health problem. 'Could I perform on stage?' I thought. 'I guess I've always wanted to try.'

When Just a Quarter of Males Believe It Is Okay to Show Emotion, We Have a Serious Problem

Jonny Benjamin | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jonny Benjamin

We have to keep this conversation going. Every single day we lose 12 men to suicide. We must also start to redefine what it means to be "macho" and stop telling males to "man up and get on with it". We would never tell females to "woman up."

Beyond the Front Pages

Carla Buzasi | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK
Carla Buzasi

Beyoncè made front pages the world over this week, thanks to her seriously raunchy Grammys' performance with husband Jay-Z, with columnists getting their knickers in a twist (pun intended) over the appropriateness, or not, of her La Perla ribbons and Saint Laurent sparkly tights. On the HuffPost blog, however, the heat wasn't about Bey's outfit, but the lyrics instead. Writer and rape victim charity worker Ellie Slee demanded to know why a reference to Tina Turner suffering domestic abuse at the hands of Ike Turner wasn't omitted for the performance...

Bringing Mental Health Out of the Shadows

Paul Farmer | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Farmer

As the stigma recedes, the true unmet need for mental health services is beginning to show. Demand for talking treatments is outstripping supply, despite significant investment. The need to help people with mental health problems to find and stay in work is becoming increasingly apparent.

Why I'm Challenging MPs to Take a Fit-For-Work Test

Paul I. Jenkins | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Politics
Paul I. Jenkins

Over a thousand people have written to their MP, asking them to attend an 'MP Capability Assessment' based loosely on the controversial Work Capability Assessment, which is currently being used to decide whether tens of thousands of people with long-term illnesses and disabilities should receive benefits.

Re-Branding Schizophrenia - Would Changing the Name Make a Difference?

Dr. Sohom Das | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Sohom Das

hose who cringe at the S-word I suspect would eventually discover its successor (probably from reading the Daily Mail), and react similarly to the new name. I doubt changing in the terminology would improve their attitudes. Bigots are bigots.

Dying 20 Years Too Soon

Mark Davies | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Davies

People with mental illness die 20 years younger than average, often from preventable physical conditions - but it doesn't have be that way.

Depression is a Killer: It Needs Rebranding

Kat Brown | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kat Brown

People still don't understand enough about depression, even now with all the blogs, the websites and the famous faces associated with it. Some of the most brilliant, funny, wonderful people I know are crippled by depression and it's a hideous waste.

Middle-Class Parents Need to Rethink Their Lazy Laid-Back Attitude to Cannabis

Mark Davies | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK
Mark Davies

The view that smoking cannabis is nothing to get worked up about needs to be challenged more effectively. Instead of classifying and re-classifying, government time and money would be much better spent on educating young people who smoke cannabis about the very real game of Russian roulette they're playing with their mental health.