For many of us, Christmas is a joyous time. It's a time to celebrate the wonderful year we have had, to reflect on memories, to spend time with our family, to remind those closest to us of what they mean to us, to give and to receive gifts, to drink and eat too much, and … Continue reading I wish you a mentally-healthy Christmas
Obedience is a funny thing. Some of you will read this blog post because it caught your interest, others will ignore it, and some will read it just because the title told you to (I'm sure plenty of you psychology students/graduates are reading it because they recognise the header image...). But why do we … Continue reading It is absolutely essential that you read this blog post.
So, if you've read my previous post then you do know what it means to be sectioned. However, not everyone who has been sectioned has gone down the pathway of "innocence". I am the last person to put forward the notion that people with mental health problems are criminals, but, as I have mentioned, before … Continue reading Do you know what it’s like to be sectioned… by the courts?
You hear it on the news, on soaps, and in magazines. Another celebrity has been sectioned, or that criminal who committed that crime was sectioned when he was younger, or that character is being sectioned against their will because they're crazy... The term "sectioned" has been totally demonised by society and the media, when in actual fact for … Continue reading Do you really know what it means to ‘be sectioned’?
If you haven't heard of the clown craze that has been sweeping the US and now the UK then I'm gonna assume that you've been living in the ocean for the past few weeks. People have been dressing up as clowns, going out when it's gotten dark, purely just to scare people - and it's … Continue reading Coulrophobia – Why are we scared of clowns?
"If we don't act urgently, by 2030 depression will be the leading illness globally - Mental Health Foundation, 2016. As promised, I've written a blog post in honour of #worldmentalhealthday. Anyone who knows me knows that mental health is incredibly close to my heart having suffered with depression and generalised anxiety disorder since I … Continue reading We all have mental health.