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For nearly fifty years we have been the voice of people severely affected by mental illness. Every year thousands of people see our media coverage, read our blogs and share the stories that matter to them. Take a look around our news and stories archive and be inspired today.
Our Mental Illness Moments of the Decade
The past decade has been a memorable one for the charity and the mental health sector. Take a look back at some of our highlights.Relive the past decade Relive the past decade
Meet our 2019 Award Winners
Our annual Pringle and Janey awards recognise people and groups who have made a real difference to people severely affected by mental illness during the previous year and is just one of the highlights of our yearly member's event.Find our who won Find our who won
The Rethink Mental Illness Moments of the Decade
The past decade has been a memorable one for the charity, here are our top moments.Read more Read more
How to manage your mental illness over Christmas
Christmas isn't always easy, particularly for those of us experiencing mental illness. Here's some top tips from our supporters on dealing with the holiday.Read more Read more
Top moments of 2019 in Rethink Mental Illness services
We asked our colleagues in services, who work day-in-day-out to improve the lives of people affected by mental illness, for their highlights of the year.Read more Read more
Why we all need to talk about suicide prevention
Globally, someone loses their life to suicide every 40 seconds. Too many lives are destroyed by something so preventable. For this blog, Ida Väisänen recounts having it all – a dream job, a loving family and close friends – and yet, still feeling suicidal.Read more Read more
Luciana Berger: “Let’s take a zero-suicide approach and end suicide for good”
World Mental Health Day 2019 is focused on preventing suicide – which remains a global public health emergency, causing 800,000 deaths every year worldwide. Here, Luciana Berger, MP for Liverpool Wavertree, calls on government and local authorities to set a target of reducing the number of suicides to zero, so every family is spared of the anguish and heartache caused by suicide.Read more Read more
I was lucky. Many are not. – Simon Gray on surviving suicide
According to the World Health Organisation, someone loses their life to suicide every 40 seconds. To highlight this harrowing fact, the theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day is ‘suicide prevention’. In this special blog, Simon Gray shares his first-hand experience of suicide and the collective responsibility and role we can have in preventing it.Read more Read more
Telling your partner you live with a mental illness
If you meet someone, when is the right time to disclose your illness? We asked mental health campaigner Ellie about when she first tackles that tricky conversation.Read more Read more
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