A charitable initative to encourage sufferers to knit a Christmas jumper signalling their condition is well-intentioned but way off the mark.
Profound changes in technology, work and community are transforming our ultrasocial species into a population of loners.
Ministers have flirted with this idea for over a decade. It’s bad policy, as well as poor ethics.
A new exhibition examines the history of mental health care and the enduring stigma that surrounds it.
I recently worked out I've been near death nine times. This incident made it ten.
No woman should be kept in the dark about their pregnancy.
"To everyone else my mental illness made me more female than ever: fragile, weak, unfit even to offer an accurate account of my innermost experiences."
Learning to live with epilepsy.
Strong links between the pill and depression have confirmed what many women have long suspected. So why are female contraceptives still so rubbish – and when will they finally get on with male ones?
“It’s like Trevor’s on a tightrope,” said my boyfriend, “but the tightrope is only a foot above the ground”.
“Dear life coach, I’m not being facetious but, now you mention it, there is one small area of my life I want to change. . ."
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