Mental Illness Doesn’t Discriminate, So Why Do We?

I was at an appointment the other day. The staff were aware of my mental health problems, and they asked me what I do in my free time. I said at the moment I am working and at university. She looked shocked. She then said “unpaid work, though?” because obviously us crazy folk cannot hold…

Looking for participants in an online focus group on mental illness and UK newspapers

I am looking for a few people (12-20) to take part in an online focus group that is in a forum style. There is one active group right now, another will be made once the first is completed for those who have not taken part in the first. The topic is the portrayal of mental…

Mental Health stigma has not vanished.

We are bombarded with information relating to mental illness very regularly. Most people know the basic fact that one in four people suffer, at some point in their lives, with a mental illness. It hasn’t always been this way and things have definitely improved, but I can’t help wonder if this change is only in…