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We're encouraged to talk. Why is it still so hard?
Need some literary escapism, we've got you covered.
Talking about mental health, illness and feeling down can still be seen as taboo subjects. But research shows that around two-thirds of us will experience poor mental health in our lifetime and the more we speak about mental health, the less taboo it will become.
Are gluten and depression related? Do I really have to stop eating toast? I'm going to give it a go and see.
Living with BPD is exhausting - this article lays out one man's experiences.
This article relates the experiences of 7 people diagnosed with bi-polar. Read more to learn about their experiences.
Coronation Street star Beverly Callard expresses concern mental health issues will become "fashionable"
And to be honest, I think Bev's got a point!
I would never advise anyone to take herbal remedies INSTEAD if prescription medication. Medication works, it just does, If you can see your GP - DO IT! I've taken anti-depressants on and off throughout hard times and it has helped me immensely. That being said, I've also tried a few other things that also helped in a few "off times", I've mentioned them here.
Good employers are recognising it is in their interests to offer support services
We Can Do More To Protect The Mental Health Of Those In The Arts Risk of suicide is elevated in the performing arts:
Luciana Berger is the Labour and Co-operative Member of Parliament for Liverpool Wavertree and President of Labour’s Campaign for Mental Health. She talks about the overwhelming statistics of mental health in the performing arts