THE DEBRIEF: WE ARE BEING ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS, BUT DOES THAT MEAN WE’RE ANY BETTER AT SUPPORTING THOSE WHO NEED HELP?
ILLUSTRATION BY MARINA ESMERALDO Sarah Graham | Contributing Writer Wow, 2016. What a year you have been. Between the collective mourning of more beloved celebrities than we can bear to count, and some frankly terrifying political shifts, it’s been a real emotional rollercoaster. As a society our collective emotional health has been rocked by […]
One in eight women has had post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
BY: NATALIE GIL, REFINERY29 The number of young women who self-harm and experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic mental illness has skyrocketed in the last decade, according to a new NHS survey. The proportion of young women in England with PTSD has risen rapidly in recent years. One in eight women (12.6 per […]
People are almost twice as likely to be admitted to hospital due to self-harm in Greater Manchester.
New data analysed by the M.E.N. shows that the number of admissions was highest at Tameside Hospital and Wigan Royal Infirmary.
Experts say the figures mirror the region’s problem of self-harm and high suicide rate.
It dawned on me that I had forgotten ‘Get-Well-Soon’ cards existed, indeed the idea of ‘getting well’ eerily perplexed me. The concept of recovery is cataclysmically different in mental health, as there seems to be no tangible end point.
A 17-year-old girl found dead just days after being arrested by police – and held in custody for an entire weekend – had threatened to kill herself in front of officers a month earlier, her inquest has heard.
Kesia Leatherbarrow, who suffered with mental health problems and drug addiction, was found dead in a friend’s garden in Dukinfield on December 3 – a day after she appeared in court.