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Take a Selfie, Fake a Life

Take a Selfie, Fake a Life

By Nicola Anne I was chatting to a close friend of mine today, and she mentioned to me that she was going through some mental health issues. I was genuinely…

Faking It

Faking It

By Tom Wavre “I’m not faking being sick, I’m faking being well.” I sometimes wonder if this misconception is one of the biggest barriers to defeating the…

1 in 4 Kindness Challenge

1 in 4 Kindness Challenge

The ‘1in4 kindness challenge’ is where you perform an act of random kindness on either someone you know or a total stranger, just for the sake of doing something positive…

How Do You Want to Be Treated When You’re in A Dark Place?

How Do You Want to Be Treated When You’re in A Dark Place?

Mental illness can be isolating, terrifying, and debilitating. Much has been done by charities, campaigners, and sufferers to try and tackle the problem of stigma. It is testament to their…

What I like about having anxiety and depression

What I like about having anxiety and depression

By Chloe Shadbolt Do I wish that I never had anxiety and depression? Short and simple answer – no. Anxiety and depression certainly hasn’t made my life any easier. There…

What’s the real cost to the NHS and society?

What’s the real cost to the NHS and society?

By Ashley Phillips With NICE currently recommending Clozapine and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for persisting (positive and negative) symptoms of psychosis and specifically art therapy for negative symptoms (NICE, 2014…

20 Celebrities Talking About Their Mental Health (Part 2)

Part 1 can be found here Many people from all walks of life can suffer from mental illness. Stigma tells us a certain type of person is afflicted with it…

Mental-health outreach, spiritual communities can work together

Mental-health outreach, spiritual communities can work together

By Kimya N. Dennis It is estimated that one in four individuals and, therefore, one in four families are influenced by mental health conditions and experiences. There is a wide…

Depression- is it real?

Depression- is it real?

By Sara I can’t believe that she is depressed She’s always smiling and laughing – who would have guessed? She looks all right to me, she doesn’t seem…

Don’t park any more than your car at work

Don’t park any more than your car at work

By Paul Haywood A story of opening our hearts and releasing our true character at work. In an environment where we spend more time during a week with our colleagues…