This page shows the latest items from the Rethink Mental Illness newsfeed.
Jessica’s problems with her body image and academic pressure were a gradual process, and their beginnings are difficult to pinpoint. Having been let down by health professionals from the very beginning, she has now responded well to treatment and is living her life with the support of her family.
Joy Hibbins, the winner of the Janey Antoniou award, Joy talks about how her own experiences led to her setting up the charity Suicide Crisis and inform her campaigning work.
Universal Credit has been appearing in the news more frequently with talk of ‘delayed rollouts’ and ‘welfare reform’ taking up space in the headlines. Trying to cut through what this actually mean to those of us claiming benefits can be difficult.
Dr Marta Di Forti is a Medical Research Council Clinician Scientist fellow and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Department of Social, Genetic, and Developmental Research, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. She is also honorary consultant for Adult Psychiatry with the South London and Maudsley NHS foundation trust. In this interview we find out more about her research into the effects of recreational cannabis use.
A minister for suicide prevention has been appointed in England by the prime minister as the government hosts the global mental health summit, to coincide with World Mental Health Day.
For some people with mental illness, the transition from hospital to returning home can be frightening and overwhelming experience – especially if you have been away from your community for an extended period. Our recovery houses provide a vital stepping stone and a chance to learn vital skills that will help them gain their independence. We asked Natasha from one of our support houses to tell us more about the impact they have
Most people remember their significant birthdays as a time of fun and enjoyment – but for actress & writer Juliete Burton, looking back on her 18th Birthday brings back vivid memories of being detained under the Mental Health Act. As part of our #actformentalhealth campaign, Juliette Burton took time our from her award winning Butterfly Effect tour to write about her experiences.
Susanne is the mother of someone who was detained under the Mental Health Act earlier this year, so she was keen to meet with her MP, Justin Tomlinson, over the summer to discuss how the Act can be improved.
Rethink Mental Illness’ bid to raise awareness of psychosis among young people as they start university, often a time of stress and change which can trigger mental health problems.