Tag: stigma

Personality and body

There’s a story in the news this week about a young woman with a personality disorder. She describes herself with insight and paints a picture of the struggle that she feels with her own emotions and the eating disorder that

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A message from a sufferer: you are not alone

P is 34 years old and has had depression and anxiety since the age of thirteen. Despite knowing his triggers, P has difficulty in multiple areas such as family, isolation and other social aspects of life. However, he reached out

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Depression: ‘a cold of the soul’

An article appeared on the BBC News website a few days ago that caught our attention. “How Japan Came to Believe in Depression” describes how an entire society came to appreciate the existence and intractability of depression. Just by being

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Overcoming OCD on a long walk

This week, the BBC website had a lovely inspiration article about Tom Clancy, a man with severe OCD who has been tackling the 1,200 mile walk from John O’ Groats to Land’s End for charity. He has had to deal

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Young royals tackle mental health stigma

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are spearheading a new initiative, The Heads Together Campaign, to help tackle the stigma surrounding mental illness.  With the support of their Royal Foundation, each royal will focus on a different mental health

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