Fighting stigma: what are dissociative disorders?
In this second part in a series of blogs on stigma we explore our understanding of dissociative disorders, what they are, how they have become stigmatised and what needs to be done to change that.read more
The daily life of depression
On the road to mental health awareness, depression was one of the first mental disorders to gain wide recognition and representation; so much so that we can at times underestimate it's impact. Here, Katy Moyes speaks about it's possible impact on your life and how you might manage it.read more
St John Ambulance: How you can support young people’s mental health
The Covid-19 mental health crisis has been keenly felt by young people. Dr Lynn Thomas, medical director at St John Ambulance, offers advice on how we can all play a part in helping and supporting young people with their emotional wellbeing.read more
Fighting stigma: what is psychosis?
In this first part in a series of blogs on stigma we explore our understanding of psychosis, what it is, how it has become stigmatised and what needs to be done to change that.read more
Why you should never "want" OCD - not now, not ever
For this year's Mental Health Awareness Week, Mental Health Today is focusing on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). "OCD is definitely not only about contamination", writes Maddi Crease. In this blog she explores why it is not something to "want", even in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.read more
When being 'out of touch with reality' is your reality
Writer Erica Crompton has experienced psychosis for much of her life, at times believing herself to be Britain's most wanted criminal.read more
Is school "refusal" really refusal?
'Not Fine in School' is a parent-led organisation that supports, informs, and empowers parents affected by school non-attendance. On behalf of the organisation, Fran Morgan writes for Mental Health Today about why the education system is failing to give all children the same support to thrive.read more
Will innovation inform policy for mental health support in schools?
With mental health set to become a mandatory part of the school curriculum, Philip K. Marzouk, a former counsellor, shines a light on mental health support innovation in a Manchester school.read more
Bullying, family break-up and psychosis: piecing the jigsaw together, 40 years on
As a teenager I was not only the subject of intense bullying and torment at school, but also lacked any help in securing assistance in the wake of psychosis and severe depression.read more
When is a consultation not a consultation? Lessons in mental health education policymaking
With mental health education plans promoted unconventionally this week, Mental Health Today exposes the cynical tactics government departments sometimes deploy to evade scrutiny.read more