Exam After Exam After Exam, Jenny Pewsey

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Borderline Personality Disorder Looking back, Jenny says she probably had mental health issues from an early age. But her food obsessions, panic and anxiety didn’t explode until her first year of medical school when it got so bad that she couldn’t leave her flat. ‘There is so much pressure on young people. Exam after exam […]

The Stigma of Bipolar, Thomas Duncan Bell

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The Bipolar Businessman In many ways Thomas Duncan Bell is like any other entrepreneur: he runs successful businesses, is driven and ambitious. In his early twenties, however, he was diagnosed with a bipolar disorder, after entering a local police station bleeding, pleading for help. He still occasionally suffers, yet is also directing his rather impressive […]

Mapping Depression, Andrew Solomon

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Writer, Lecturer and Activist Award-winning journalist Andrew Solomon always thought he was tough. But a series of losses, including the assisted suicide of his cancer-suffering mum, plunged him into a deep depression, which then morphed into ripping anxiety. ‘It was eating me alive.’ Driven to try and understand his condition, Solomon interviewed numerous fellow sufferers […]

Frazzled, Ruby Wax OBE

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Entertainer, Mental Health Activist, Author of “Frazzled” Having suffered bouts of depression from age 13, it wasn’t until after the birth of her first daughter that world-famous comedian Ruby Wax realized it was ‘not a virus’. Multiple institutionalizations, an MA in Mindfulness, and two books later, Wax now tours with her searingly funny and personal account […]

Fighting for your Child, Dani Maimone

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Mother of Child with Eating Disorder and Depression Depression and anxiety among children and teenagers has soared. Yet a staggering 70 percent don’t receive help when they need it most. When Dani Maimone’s teenage daughter developed an eating disorder and became so depressed that all she wanted to do was die, Maimone faced years of fighting […]

Post-Natal: Hope out of Darkness, Rachel Kelly

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Writer, Journalist & Mental Health Campaigner Rachel Kelly had come to terms with the idea that it was ‘fine to die’. Her anxiety was just too overwhelming. With the help of medication and therapy, Rachel, then a prominent journalist at the Times newspaper, slowly clawed her way back. In this moving account she talks about […]

The Modern Day Wizard, Andrew Wallas

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The Modern Day Wizard Disconnection from ourselves is the biggest ailment of our time. Andrew Wallas, a former financial whizz-kid-turned-psychic counsellor, has made it his mission to reconnect us with those parts of ourselves we are running away from. ‘Too often mental health treatment deals with the symptoms and not the root,’ says Wallas, who […]