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.
Speaking up for men who have suffered domestic violence
"Domestic abuse left me with PTSD and I felt like a stranger in a world I once knew. " Stu blogs for us today about his experiences because "men need help too."
Adding insult to injury
Sian Greenhead, a researcher with Victim Support, writes about how some people with mental health problems are being let down by the justice system.
Positive police responses to people in crisis
As part of our Another assault campaign for equal access to justice, we have been calling on the police to improve the way they respond to people who experience mental distress.
The future of mental health services? Don’t forget the current failures.
Is abuse committed when people are in the care of mental health services is somehow less of a crime?
Spending Review, police and mental health
Cuts in policing announced in Wednesday's Comprehensive Spending Review threaten equal access to justice.
Victims and witnesses of crime with mental health problems still do not have equal access to justice.
The mental toll of disability hate crime
As the EHRC continues its inquiry into disability-related harrassment this summer, David Stocks shares his personal experience of the devastating consequences hate crime can have on mental health.
Police and mental health: let’s have positive change, not populist myth
Are police officers the right people to deal with offenders with mental health problems? Yes, says Mind's Policy and Campaigns Officer.
Crime victims with mental distress - unreliable witnesses?
Victims and witnesses of crime are often denied access to justice because of their mental health problems.
Mental illness and violence
Marion Janner on substance abuse, stigma and sense of self.
Access to justice is a basic human right
We need a change in attitudes, towards a system that treats someone with a mental health problem as an equal citizen with equal access to justice.