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Social media and mental health

Social media and mental health

Posted on 13 December 2017 by Emma Williams

Social media has undoubtedly changed the way society and individuals communicate and share information. It is now an integral part of many people’s lives, especially amongst those aged 16-30 years. […]

Perceptions of mental illness: The media and mental health

Perceptions of mental illness: The media and mental health

Posted on 21 February 2017 by Rachel Pass

This post first appeared on thebraindomain.org You wouldn’t blame someone with breast cancer or cystic fibrosis for their disease, would you? We know they are caused by impaired biological mechanisms. […]

How Are You?

How Are You?

Posted on 2 February 2017 by Natalie Ellis

In 2015, I went to the Cardiff University Winter School in Psychiatry. As second year medics, we had all just finished a two week psychiatry block and everyone was buzzing […]

Shell Shock – Lessons for Today

Shell Shock – Lessons for Today

Posted on 11 November 2016 by Stefanie Linden

On 1 November, to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, one of the defining events of World War One (WW1) - I talked at a meeting of […]

Does taking antidepressants during pregnancy harm the child? Here are the facts

Does taking antidepressants during pregnancy harm the child? Here are the facts

Posted on 24 October 2016 by Professor Ian Jones

When it comes to taking antidepressants in pregnancy, women and their doctors have a difficult decision to make. Depression in pregnancy and following childbirth (the postpartum period) is common and […]

Young women at high risk of common mental disorders

Young women at high risk of common mental disorders

Posted on 10 October 2016 by Dr Nicola Evans

As a mental health nurse passionate about the health and welfare of young people, I was saddened to read about the increasing risk for young women in the latest Mental […]

First Aid for students’ mental health

First Aid for students’ mental health

Posted on 10 October 2016 by Tsvetina Ivanova

Today is World Mental Health Day. Its theme ‘Psychological First Aid’ seems to be particularly relevant to the university experiences faced by some young people. When students transition to university […]