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What can we learn from the death of Chris Cornell?

What can we learn from the death of Chris Cornell?

By Alexis Morton In a newly-release statement released via attorney Kirk Pasich, Cornell’s family says they believe that “if Chris took his life, he did not know what…

England: £4.5m cut in Mental Health care

England: £4.5m cut in Mental Health care

Mental health conditions are on the rise with the World Health Organisation forecasting that by 2020 mental health will be the single biggest health cost. Despite this there is a…

PRINCE HARRY AND THE AFTERMATH OF DIANA

PRINCE HARRY AND THE AFTERMATH OF DIANA

In 1997 the world was shocked to hear of the death of Princess Diana. Often referred to as “the peoples princess” she was certainly an iconic woman. Diana…

Study finds panic attacks and depression seen in pupils as young as 4

Study finds panic attacks and depression seen in pupils as young as 4

A recent survey of 2,000 members of NASUWT (National Association of Schoolmaster Union of Women Teachers) found that 98% of teachers have recently come in contact with a student…

It’s Not Over: Making the Choice to Carry On

It’s Not Over: Making the Choice to Carry On

Amy Bleuel, the inspirational founder of Project Semicolon, passed away recently, aged only 31. Her project inspired many people to talk about their mental illness, and was a source of…

When you watch the news on a depressive low

When you watch the news on a depressive low

By Charlotte Edmunds So recently I have documented a lot of my depressive episode and a new diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). As much as it makes sense, I…

Mental Health Care to be Overhauled

Mental Health Care to be Overhauled

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, has pledged to tackle the ‘hidden injustice’ and stigma surrounding mental health in the UK. During an event at the Charity Commission she…

Why are we judging people’s grief?

By Kirsty Caswell I saw a post today talking about the focus on Carrie Fisher and the other celebrity deaths in 2016 instead of the atrocities in Aleppo and around…

Remembering Carrie Fisher

Remembering Carrie Fisher

Since her untimely passing, there have been many pieces written about Carrie Fisher and the influence she had on mental health advocacy. Below are a selection of our favourites: The…

Looking on the bright side of life helps you live longer

Looking on the bright side of life helps you live longer

A study of 70,000 women found the most optimistic were almost a third less likely to die from conditions like cancer, heart disease and stroke than more pessimistic peers…