Tag: mental health

Visibility, invisibility: two sides of the disability coin… now you don’t

Erin Stewart on the judgements and misjudgements people make about those living with conditions which are not visibly apparent. Sometimes you can note the shadows and sadness behind the eyes of a person with depression, or the wringing, agitated hands of someone with anxiety, but there is no sure sign. Mental illnesses have no physical … Continue reading Visibility, invisibility: two sides of the disability coin… now you don’t

Lessons from Down Under on youth suicide prevention

Lessons from Down Under on youth suicide prevention

Youth suicide is a huge issue not just in the UK but globally. Erin Stewart reports on much needed initiatives in Australia where young people are taking and giving each other control to guard against actions which can leave behind devastating consequences. Studies from the World Health Organization show that suicide is the second leading … Continue reading Lessons from Down Under on youth suicide prevention

Raised profile of mental health points up flaws in system in crisis

Ruth Patrick has identified some encouraging signs with more positive attitudes and perception of mental health, but under-funding and ongoing cuts to services shed a less positive light. For years, describing mental health as the ‘Cinderella’ of NHS provision was commonplace, an easy shorthand for the chronic under-funding and poor levels of mental health care. … Continue reading Raised profile of mental health points up flaws in system in crisis