Mental Health Week
By Frances Ryan - 02 May 02:53
Suicide should never be exploited for political ends, but it would be wrong to ignore the effect of the cuts on people's mental health.
By Holly Baxter - 02 May 02:22
The hangover of the "stiff upper lip" years leads directly and frighteningly to the deaths of hundreds of men in the UK. What can we do about it?
By Willard Foxton - 02 May 11:13
I didn’t break down instantly. It was at least a month before I had the first dream where I woke up, safe in my bed, but sheeted in sweat, scared to go back to sleep.
By Nicky Woolf - 01 May 04:20
Sleeplessness is difficult to cope with, and can result in dizziness, paranoia and hallucinations. But chronic insomnia sufferer Nicky Woolf reckons he'll see the sunrise more times than you will.
By Faridah Newman - 01 May 11:17
Domestic violence, especially related to an intimate partner, is inextricably connected to mental illness. Faridah Newman explains how mental illness can often represent a vulnerability which is exploited by abusive partners.
By Martin Robbins - 30 April 02:08
Mental health is a complicated thing, problems arise for complicated reasons, and the idea that it’s simply a question of being unable to cope with bad things is deeply unhelpful.
By Eleanor Margolis - 30 April 09:13
While dealing with the beak-faced bastard of her own depression, Eleanor Margolis worries she's a traitor for perpetuating the “crazy lesbian” stereotype.
By Glosswitch - 29 April 11:20
We’re brilliant at defending the mentally ill in principle, but we can be terrible at hiding our revulsion at some of the sick people we’ve encountered in the flesh.
By Rebecca Wait - 29 April 09:38
A novelist's account of depression and the struggle to find words to describe it.