Tag: Mental health

Features

Walking down recovery road

 “ Are you better yet?  Society is becoming more receptive and understanding of mental health issues. And yet, the question above continues to undermine any sense of progress. Mental health recovery is a journey of many ups and downs, happening over a significant period of time. I speak from personal experience, a person for whom…

Sport

The media should do more to protect the mental health of the stars upon whose lives their jobs depend

Professional sportspeople’s elite ability is such that they operate within the top 1% globally of their respective disciplines. However, despite this jaw-dropping talent, for many years the media have targeted them with news stories whenever their form drops. These publications can be seriously damaging to an individual’s mental health, causing even the most dedicated sportsperson…

News

Norfolk and Suffolk Health Trust update

A regional mental health trust has admitted the removal of more than 300 young people from its waiting list was a deliberate decision and not due to “human error.” The Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT) sent out the letter in May informing people their appointments had been cancelled and that their referrals had been…

Features

You control what?

Eating disorders live within and amongst us. Most have encountered it in some form, knowing friends and family with a history of disordered eating. This feels like a ‘make or break’ period for those facing psychiatric impediment. Recovery without the occasional step backwards is to be expected, and few health journeys are quick. No recovery…

Global

Concerns over mental health during Italy’s lockdown

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease, has proven to be a highly infectious and deadly pathogen. But there’s another hidden crisis spreading alongside the virus, the psychological toll of government lockdowns. Social distancing measures, usually in the form of a lockdown, have been essential to controlling the spread of this virus. Italy was…

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