Following on from April’s stress awareness month, Megan [Edit Lab placement student] discusses stress in the context of gender dysphoria, and provides information on how to help those that may be suffering.
Category Archives: The Wider World
In recent years, mindfulness has become increasingly popular and is being recommended as a preventative tool and a useful technique to deal with stress and anxiety. What exactly is mindfulness, how does it work and are there any associated risks?
Around 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem every year (MIND), yet despite it being so prevalent, about 90% of those with mental health problems report having to face some form of stigma – whether that’s from their friends and family, work, education or…
The idea that talking about your feelings is a good thing is definitely not new. Folk wisdom dictates “Get it off your chest and you’ll feel better” and research seems to agree. Experimental research in the last few decades has explored the mechanisms of verbalizing affect more closely.
One of the most striking findings I have read in 30 years of reading psychological development research papers was that half of all anxiety disorders begin before the individual is aged 11.
Next year, the average British person will check their phone more than 10,000 times and 4,000 of these will be made compulsively. Facebook. Instagram. Snapchat. Most of us have an account on at least one of these social media platforms and they often play a big part in our lives….
On the 28th of November the BBC and BBC Radio 5 Live were raising awareness for mums and mental health. Mothers everywhere were invited to join in online using the hashtag: #MumTakeOver. They had presenters come in to discuss their own, sometimes difficult experiences of having babies and becoming mothers….
“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot tells the story of the woman behind the first immortal human cell-line and that of her family. This book also highlights the research discoveries and important ethical issues ignited by the HeLa cells.
The experience and reality of mental health and the stigma surrounding it is becoming an increasingly popular topic to broach through works of fiction. Today on the blog Megan has pulled together a summary of some novels that tackle these topics. Megan With mental health being talked about more…
This week we talked to Kaye Blegvad, author of the incredible “Dog Years: An illustrated Book About Mental Health” her experience of living with depression, including friendships, genetics and stigma. How did you come up with the idea of a naughty black dog to represent your depression? I…