Megan Fox and Jeremy Clarkson have been named as the celebs who made the worst mental health gaffes of 2011, by the national charity Rethink Mental Illness.
If like me, you remember when the Beatles went through their "Guru" phase in the 1960s, you might still see meditation as the preserve of sandal wearing, right-on hippy types. Ten years ago, I would have agreed with you and as a psychiatrist, I certainly wouldn’t have encouraged my patients to try it. But times have changed, and so have I.
Sheila Nolan has been affected by Borderline Personality Disorder since 2003. She’s been in and out of hospital and given various types of medication to ease her symptoms, but nothing up until now has ever really worked. That’s when she discovered drama therapy and decided to attend her first session.
It was the turn of the Bishops this weekend to express concerns about the Government’s current plans to reform the welfare system. They join a succession of charities and other bodies, Rethink Mental Illness amongst them, who have raised major issues about the their impact on some of the most vulnerable groups in society.
On Saturday I was delighted to spend the day with over 200 of our members at Rethink Mental Illness’ annual Members Day and AGM. As ever the day conveyed a wonderful sense of community as we come together to review past achievements and debate future plans for the charity.
In my last post I told you it would get better - things had reached their worst for me and my sister following her latest hospital admission. I felt like it was important to be honest about how bad things could be but nothing stays the same for long, and thankfully we're all coming around.
When Socrates was old, the story goes, he was asked what it was like not to be bothered by sex so much. 'It's like being unchained from a lunatic,' he replied...
I'm Becca, and my friend of 10 years has a personality disorder diagnosis.
This is my blog about how we've been together through all the highs and lows that personality disorder brings.
Unless you have been on Planet Mars for the last 18 months, you can’t have failed to learn from the press, media and our esteemed Government, that England – nay Britain – is at the mercy of a large group of dangerous subversives who are systematically draining its life-blood. I refer, of course, to the recipients of state benefits.
It's summer time, and for a while now things have been really good. I just came back from Zante with my brother; we decided to go together. You know, it's odd how many people asked us why we had come on holiday together and not with our friends. People didn't understand why we would want to spend two weeks together on a party holiday.