Tag Archive: mental health

Bullied children more likely to hallucinate or hear voices

Bullied children are nearly five times more likely to suffer a psychotic episode by the time they are 18, researchers have warned as they call for abuse to be stamped out in primary… Continue reading

‘Am I crazy to want a baby when I’m schizophrenic?’ After a decade-long struggle, one woman tells of her fears as she contemplates starting a family

‘Am I crazy to want a baby when I’m schizophrenic?’ After a decade-long struggle, one woman tells of her fears as she contemplates starting a family There are babies everywhere – or at… Continue reading

‘Hooked on happy pills’? How the media demonises mental health medication

By Rachel Whitehead Working in a busy press office for a major mental health charity Rethink Mental Illness, I often get calls from journalists asking if I can put them in touch with someone… Continue reading

Mania come down

My mania appears to have burnt itself out. Now I am left in some kind of limbo where I am feeling slightly depressed but nothing to write home about. The thing that bothers… Continue reading

‘Failures by mental health staff’ the root cause of patient Sally Ann Vye’s suicide, Leicester inquest told

‘Failures by mental health staff’ the root cause of patient Sally Ann Vye’s suicide, Leicester inquest told By Tim Healy The “failure of a number of specific” mental health staff was the root… Continue reading

Mum blasts mental health teams after young son was found hanged with xBox cable

The mother of young father Ben Harding, who was found dead in the back garden of his family home, has condemned the support her 21-year-old son received from mental health teams. The body… Continue reading

Crazy soup for the soul

Crazy Soup for the Soul I hear voices telling me to kill myself. They won’t go away, they tell me that I am worth nothing, that there is no point in me being… Continue reading

Mental health patients are being ‘detained in all but name’

More people are being sectioned under the Mental Health Act and too many of those detained are subjected to unnecessary restrictions and get too little help to recover, the NHS watchdog reports today. The Care Quality Commission’s… Continue reading

Leaving science

I have started a new MSc course in science media production. I would have written about it earlier but there were tons of issues with the registration as I’m still technically registered on… Continue reading

VIDEO: Ruby Wax: what’s so funny about mental illness

Sometimes I find it hard to explain to people about mental illness but dear Ruby seems to have it down. GO RUBY!!!