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.
Stephen Fry's story shows we still need to talk
Tracey blogs about how seeing people like Stephen Fry talk about suicide can help remove the fear and prejudice.
Getting mental health support at work made all the difference to me
When David became ill with depression and anxiety, it was the support from his boss at a large City law firm that had the biggest impact.
The importance of information
Today Thomas blogs for us about the importance of good quality legal information and why he feels it would have made a difference for him.
Jules blogs for us about her experience of being discharged from hospital to appalling homeless shelter conditions. She also shares a personal victory she has achieved in campaigning for change.
Why the media is still getting it wrong on mental health
Mark Brown blogs about stigmatising and unsafe mental health stories in the media.
Change only comes if people make it happen
Mind and Time to Change ambassador Alastair Campbell blogs about the Mental Health Discrimination Bill, stigma and its impact on mental health services.
Facing my fears
Mind runs training in mental health awareness for private and public sector organisations and individuals. One of our trainers, Amarinder, blogs about what speaking about her own experiences means to the audience (and to her).
Why I'm supporting World Mental Health Day 2012
Newcastle councillor, Helen McStravick, blogs for us about her experiences of mental health and why she is supporting World Mental Health Day 2012.
Coping with stigma
Thomas blogs for us about the horrible treatment he received whilst struggling with a mental health problem. He shares the positive changes he’s made in his life and how he was able to get there.
Building a business and managing mental health
Having battled depression and struggled with mental health at work, Paul started his own business. Today he shares his experiences of managing depression and building his own company.
The proudest day of my life and my struggle to get there
Emily blogs for RAG week about her experiences of depression and her fear of being stigmatised at university.
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."
Back the Mental Health Discrimination Bill
Charlotte blogs for us in support of the #backthebill campaign. Help us put an end to mental health discrimination.
"Pull yourself together"
Kafayat blogs for us on her experiences of post natal depression and the difficulties in gaining support from family and friends.
My letter to depression
Today, Garry shares with us what he would write if he were to send a letter to his depression. We really enjoyed this interesting take on blogging, let us know your thoughts.