I had a black dog, his name was depression. That’s what this video is called. I found this via Mental Health Works. It’s a video commissioned by the World Health Organisation, and it was written, animated and narrated by the very talented Matthew Johnstone (he’s an Australian artist and public speaker, and you can find […]
This is a follow up to my last post, How to recognise depression: the 3 signs you can’t afford to miss. (If you haven’t read that, you definitely should; these are only a few other things that may help.) Depression is a beast. Ok, sorry that came out of seemingly nowhere, but it’s true. It’s […]
Would you like to know how to recognise depression? Learn about the top 3 things to look out for. And take a free online test.
My last 3 posts (see here, here and here) were about laying out a basic understanding of mental illness. I’ll be taking on some of the more common mental disorders, beginning with one of the commonest and under-recognised: depression. Don’t say that later will be better Now you’re stuck in a moment And you can’t […]
I’ve tried to explain what mental illness is not. Now let’s talk about what it is, and why we can’t diagnose Fela or Denrele with it.
We often speak of mental illness as though it was one single condition, when it’s really so much more… Part 2 in the series on Understanding Mental Illness.
The first in a series of posts that take a first look at what mental illness really is. And isn’t.
Obama’s speech was still very valuable because it represents a government’s official position on the issue, and that is a really big deal.
“If you were concerned about your personal safety, whom would you rather sit next to on the bus: someone with schizophrenia who sometimes hears voices or a football fan whose team just lost the championship?” See the rest of this thoughtful post by John Monahan.
I was recently in a car with a couple of friends (they were actually a couple!) and the husband suddenly started laughing. His wife asked him what was funny and turning to me, he pointed out the window and said, laughter still in his voice: “Isn’t that one of your patients?” I looked in the […]