Recognising PTSD within myself02 January 2020
Stop giving unsolicited mental health advice - we don't want it19 December 2019
Understanding a hoarder's narrative: a holistic response to this misunderstood condition16 December 2019
Hoarding disorder is gradually becoming more compassionately recognised as a coping mechanism or a response to trauma rather than a manifestation of mere laziness. Kayley Hyman is founder of community interest company Holistic Hoarding which provides training and consultancy services. Here, she makes the case for why a compassionate, holistic response is needed to support those living with the condition.
How I removed my 'strong black woman' mask03 December 2019
I display symptoms that can be scary, bizarre, or unpalatable: why I felt excluded from WMHD10 October 2019
Few managed to avoid the social media frenzy that ensued on World Mental Health Day (10th October). But there are lots of us who felt excluded from the World Mental Health Day narrative: be it for reasons such as cultural or religious attitudes, being multiply marginalised, or having no support system to turn to when instructed to talk to someone. The “just talk” narrative seems deceptively accessible.