“The only person I wanted to run from was me”…Maurice Gibb talks about his battle with alcohol ‘ADDICTION’. I cannot watch programmes like X-factor anymore because it scares me just how desperate some of the contestants are to gain their slice of fame. “It means everything to me” a young hopeful will tell Simon Cowell, [...]
Scottish youth will be leading an in-depth study into child and adolescent mental health services. Between 15 and 20 people aged 14–22, from a variety of backgrounds, will be selected to join a new Scottish government youth commission on mental health services. READ MORE.
From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes this “language of depression” can have a powerful effect on others. Just consider the impact of the poetry and song [...]
Jeremy Hunt is urging mental health units to prevent the scores of suicides by patients that occur on wards every year, which he says are due to failings of care by NHS providers. The health and social care secretary wants to cut the number of inpatients taking their own life on NHS premises from more [...]
White children are more likely to suffer mental health issues than their peers, a major study has found. The rise of marital breakdown has been blamed for the higher instance of “emotional problems” among white children, with researchers pointing to “better family cohesion” in ethnic communities. READ MORE.
The revelations in Michael Wolff’s explosive book about Donald Trump’s first year in office have renewed scrutiny of the president’s mental health. Michael Wolff defends book and says of Trump: 'To quote Steve Bannon: He's lost it' Although the White House has denounced Wolff’s Fire and Fury as “complete fantasy”, the book sheds light on concerns [...]
It’s difficult not to get stressed in our fast-paced lives. Whether you’re working overtime, battling exams, or caring for a sick relative, chronic stress has become commonplace. When we’re acutely stressed, the fight-or-flight system jumps into action, sending a surge of adrenaline through the body. This product of evolution dramatically increases our reaction speed and [...]
The disappearance of 21 year old Gorleston student Sophie Smith has made local and national headlines. There are major concerns that CCTV footage from Boxing Day shows Sophie heading to the seafront. We are hoping that she is found and soon. READ MORE.
I think 2017 was a milestone for mental health in that men (and women) finally found a voice for sharing their mental health issues. It was well overdue too in my opinion. What is great to see is that regional newspapers like The Lincolnite are picking up the baton and featuring articles like this one [...]
Christmas is supposedly one of the happiest times of year but – what with all the planning, spending and socialising – it can also be one of the most stressful. Here we talk to mindfulness expert John Lingley, who gives the low-down on relaxing techniques you can use in order to beat the festive stress. [...]