depression

The Taboo of Partner Postnatal Depression

Trigger warning: Postnatal depression, including mentions of suicide, self harm and abusive behaviours. — Coping with the huge life changes and emotions of becoming a parent is nothing new. The whole transition from a loving romantic couple to a family unit is both an exciting and daunting process. However, this …

I’m Not Sorry for My Mental Health

Trigger Warning: Discussions of mental health – depression and anxiety and also suicidal thoughts. — There have been quite a number of campaigns across all forms of media recently about ending the stigma associated with mental health. I am an avid supporter of getting people to talk, in order to …

We Must Stop Listening to Royals Talking About Our Pills

Trigger Warning: Discussions of pills, mental health conditions and suicidal thoughts. — A recent Daily Mail headline ran with a quote from the British Prince that many of us hold dear shaming people that take medication. Yup, Prince Harry told doctors how to do their jobs when he said “we must stop …

Therapy: It’s Good to Talk, But It’s Up to You

TW: mental health, suicidal thoughts, counselling, therapy, abortion, sexual assault — When it comes to mental health, we’re always told to speak up. We’re implored to share our stories in the hope that it’ll make us feel better and allow others to provide us with the help we need. Of …

The Science behind Antidepressants

Trigger warning: This article discusses depression and suicidal thoughts. — There are lots of different drugs used to treat mental health conditions, and you may have (like I was several years ago) been handed a prescription and had literally no idea what the drug was or what it would do. …

Suffering in Silence: Mental Health in the South Asian Community

In January 2016, David Cameron pledged a billion pounds to reform mental health services. The government often (always) refers to this when attempting to defend so called ‘progression’. However, what many are unaware of is that this money was not ring fenced, and instead siphoned off into other services; yet …

Automatic Reply: I’m Good Thanks, How Are You?

It was just your average Thursday morning. I was on route to my plush office, overlooking the Thames, to work alongside people I genuinely care about, and make some money to buy a few nice things. In theory, everything was fine. Yet there I was, crying on the tube, not …

What Sinead O’Connor Can Teach Us About Mental Health

TW: Discussion of mental health, including suicide. — Today, Sinead O’Connor posted an emotionally fraught video discussing her current and ongoing struggles with mental health. She tells us that she is alone and fighting to stay alive, drawing attention to the fact the she is one of “millions” around the …

Cruel Summer

I’m sitting in the GP’s office while the doc babbles enthusiastically at me about our local Parkrun and how thousands of people now congregate every Saturday morning to undertake that vaguely absurd activity, jogging. It’s a great atmosphere, he says, and since I say I like running wouldn’t it be …