Less than two years ago, 50-year-old David tried to take his own life in a council house in Salford. You can still see the scars when he stretches out his arm to light a roll-up cigarette.
“Everything just builds up after a while. I was walking around thinking where I was going to get money from, what [was] I going to do about the kids, how was I going to survive?” says David, as his two daughters sit quietly next to him on the sofa. “I’ve been through the bins and all sorts, trying to make ends meet. I’m not proud of it, but needs must at times.”
A Tory councillor has provoked a Twitter backlash after claiming that food banks are only visited by “those with drug, alcohol and mental health problems”.
Mark Winn, who is also a civil servant with the Ministry of Defence and until recently held an appointment on Buckinghamshire council’s health scrutiny committee, hit out at what he called “the BBC doing Labour’s bidding” after watching an episode of Casualty on Saturday night.
Lindsey Cree’s son was diagnosed with schizophrenia, she turned to Rethink, a charity that helps patients and their families deal with the burden of mental illness
Who do you talk to you when your 10-year-old son tells you, racked with fear, that cameras have been installed in the school playground to spy on him? Or when, a couple of years later, he decides he is no longer able to drink anything because the water in the taps has been poisoned? How do you respond when he tells you he is worried that people are injecting toxins into the veins of his hands at night?
Living with a chronic mental illness can sometimes feel like waiting for the other shoe to drop (hopefully it’s at least something stylish). Up until this point, I have distanced my writing from my present by focusing on my past. Well, I’m going to take a huge leap of faith and discuss the state of my current mental health. And the fact is, I’m struggling.
Most sex addicts, no matter what their behaviours consist in (prostitutes, anonymous sex, serial seductions, pornography etc.) will tend to sexualize other people they look at. You might say that sex addicts view the world through sex coloured glasses. But this does not mean that they are voyeurs.
Rhode Island Hospital researchers have completed a study that found regular use of fish oil supplements (FOS) was associated with a significant reduction in cognitive decline and brain atrophy in older adults. The study examined the relationship between FOS use during the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) and indicators of cognitive decline. The findings are published online in advance of print in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia.
“De novo (or new) mutation in the developing sperm cell may contribute to an increased risk for a surprisingly wide range of mental health disorders, including schizophrenia, autism and mental retardation.”
Actor Stephen Fry reveals suicide attempt last year Thu Jun 6, 2013 2:01am BST (Reuters) – British actor Stephen Fry attempted suicide last year, he said during a podcast interview on Wednesday in which he talked openly about his ongoing battle with mental illness. Fry, 55, told comedian Richard Herring in the interview in front […]
The top 10 worst sources of aspartame Aurora Geib Natural News March 4, 2012 If you think you are making a healthier option because you chose to have diet soda over a regular soda drink, it’s time to think again. Crafty advertising may have given the term “sugar free” an impression of healthy alternative, but […]