Blogging about mental health issues
Each week we publish blog posts on a whole range of topics, relating in some way to mental health.
We welcome comments and questions on our posts, but have a few ground rules to keep the site welcoming and interesting to every body. The first rule is the most important: be respectful of other commenters and bloggers.
Breaking through barriers to get well
Today, Irfan writes about the cultural barriers he faced when he tried to get the help he needed.
"Pull yourself together"
Kafayat blogs for us on her experiences of post natal depression and the difficulties in gaining support from family and friends.
Race, ethnicity and the mental health strategy
In the final blog marking Black History Month, Diverse Minds manager Marcel Vige looks at how we can keep black and minority ethnic groups on the Government's mental health agenda in hard economic times.
The 'recovery' mantra
In the third blog of our series celebrating Black History Month, Frank Keating meets a man with reasons to be happy and wonders if it's time for a different approach to mental health in the UK.
The importance of remembering
Patrick Vernon writes about some of the remarkable people who survived abuse in Victorian asylums and why it’s so important to continue to record people's experiences. Some readers may find the start of this blog triggering.
Black History Month 2011: some reflections on ethnicity and psychiatry
In the first of four blogs marking Black History Month, Sashi Sashidharan looks at the historical role of race in Western psychiatric theory and practice.
Different pasts, shared futures: Refugee week 2011
"Two-thirds of refugees in the UK have experienced anxiety or depression". Sile blogs about Refugee week 2011, launching on Monday.
A collective failure for race equality in mental health
Paul Farmer says the whole mental health community needs to work together to make race equality a reality.
Health care for all?
On International Human Rights Day, Mind's Refugee and Asylum Project Worker considers inequalities in the current mental health system for asylum seekers in Britain.
Achieving race equality in mental health
The five-year plan for addressing the ethnic inequalities in the mental health system is coming to a close. Has it worked? You tell us.
Mental health services for refugees and asylum seekers - a messy picture
Better support and understanding is needed.