My father died on Chrismas day, while eating a last piece of chocolate that I had given him and bent over double while I did the hoovering. He was an alcoholic, but I also had a mother with schizophrenia and experienced the aftermath of her suicide; the bullying as an outsider at school and an eating disorder. I have so much to write but I don't think a blog is the place for all this. So this blog is primarily about my brother - let's call him Arthur - who is a light-speed runner and is currently homeless.
Yesterday afternoon I went to see my sister, as I do most Sundays. When I arrive we hug, kiss. She does a funny dance move that suggests she’s glad to see me. I’m glad to see her.
Can good food help manage mental illness? A Filipino restaurateur thinks it can....
In today’s Mirror former Spice Girl Mel C talks openly about her depression and how having a baby has helped her recover.
It's International Women's Day, so we'd like to give a guest spot to another charity's campaign to support women's mental health. The following words are from Platform 51, talking about what they're doing and why...
To commemorate International Women’s Day on 8 March 2012, we have made a list of various celebrated women with a mental health history. None of them let what they lived with or what people thought get in the way of influencing the world around them.
Rethink Mental Illness associate director Jane Harris comments on a news report about psychiatric patients going missing from hospital.
We see flawed reporting in BBC News' piece about mentally ill people being victims of violence...and in more ways than one.
On the 6th of March I will be going to Westminister with all of my fellow activists to lobby my MP with the help of Rethink Mental Illness. These changes have wide ranging implications not only for me but for the people I love.
The Pink Paper reports about claims that bisexual people have the worst mental health problems - including higher rates of depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicide.