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.
How the Mind Infoline helped me in crisis
Adam blogs about the difficulties he experienced accessing crisis care in his local area. He talks about how it felt to be turned away and how the Mind Infoline helped him get the support he needed.
Lucy blogs about her experience of hearing voices, she describes what it was like for her growing up, how she was able to talk to friends about it and how she manages now.
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.
My crisis care team were brilliant, but very over stretched
Naomi blogs for us about her experience of approaching crisis following the births of her children. She talks about the kind and compassionate support she received, but the urgent need for increased resources.
An Inspector Calls
Today Edith, a Care Quality Commission (CQC) Inspector, blogs for us about how important feedback from the public is, and how the CQC respond to the feedback they receive.
I asked for help and was turned away
Liz blogs for us about her experience of being turned away from a crisis care service because she did not meet the criteria for treatment. She talks about the serious implications this had on her mental health and wellbeing.
Why I'm supporting Mind's crisis care campaign
Today, Elene blogs for us about how a lack of staffing and resources impacted on her time in crisis care. She asks an all important question - what happens to people who don't have additional support from their families?
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.
My battle with schizophrenia and depression
Misty blogs for us about how being bullied at school became the start of a long battle with depression, schizophrenia and self harm. Now largely in recovery, she has a message for others who are struggling.
A step forward for inpatient rights
Mind's CEO Paul Farmer welcomes a landmark Supreme Court judgement, which promises greater protection for people with mental health problems who admit themselves to hospital voluntarily.
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?
'Dialogue was not the norm'
A Social Action for Health project found something critical missing from a men's psychiatric ward in East London: human interaction.
Political parent, psychiatric patient
A political activist blogs about election day from a psychiatric hospital.
Changing cultures on psychiatric wards
Why do some wards get it right where others don't?
Do TV hospital dramas reflect reality?
Shows such as Casualty are full of portrayals of unprofessionalism and poor conduct.