UK Mental Health

As we come out of lockdown and start to rebuild, the nation’s mental health must be a priority – or it will become yet another casualty of the pandemic, writes economist Xiaowei Xu.
Many pregnant women deal with mental health issues – not just in the postnatal period. Here are simple ways to support mums-to-be.
It's not an officially recognised mental health condition – does it need to be? We asked therapists.
It’s one of the most tumultuous events to happen to a woman, but very little study has been undertaken about what pregnancy does to the brain. In this episode of HuffPost’s original series on the inner workings of the mind, neuroscientist Sarah McKay explains how the body prepares itself for pregnancy changes and what the lasting effects can be on a person’s brain function.
The BBC documentary explores the mental health and suicide crisis affecting young men.
From Meghan Markle's interview to the tragic case of Sarah Everard, it's been a tough time for women.
The announcement comes less than a week after their interview with Oprah Winfrey.
When Meghan Markle was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey the Duchess of Sussex said there was a time she “didn’t want to be alive anymore”. Meghan also told Oprah: “I said that I needed to go somewhere to get help. And I said that I’d never felt this way before. I need to go somewhere. And I was told that I couldn’t, because it wouldn’t be good for the institution.” The claim seems at odds with the active role senior royals play in promoting mental health across their patronages.
People affected by suicide are sharing how much the interview resonated with them.
Caring doesn’t mean you’re slavishly obsessed with royal news. It means you care about institutional racism, mental health crises, and holding power to account, writes Holly Thomas.