Archive | Mental Health

Chaos and lies

There seems to be a lot of news at present. It is not just the quantity that is exhausting. Like the weather, severe news events are becoming unnaturally common. Once-a-century phenomena are occurring several times a week. Personally, I would like some respite. Events are piling in on top of each other so that, for […]

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Lost struggles

Last week, Sally Brampton walked into the sea and died. Her editorial and authorial skills were widely admired, and her death caused a lot of sadness. For a few days, mental illness amongst the famous was back in the news. I thought that the media coverage of her death was pretty appropriate in tone, but […]

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Do the right thing

The Labour Party is not being terribly effective in making arguments for staying in the European Union. Having lost the General Election, the Party has become preoccupied with factional strife.  They are like a football team that has gone one down and spends more time arguing about goal keeping technique than preventing a second goal. […]

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Intolerance

Stephen Fry’s programme ‘The Not So Secret Life of a Manic-Depressive: 10 Years On’ has aggravated a group of senior academic clinical psychologists. Professor Richard Bentall has received a lot of support on Twitter for blogging an open letter to Stephen Fry, which you can read here. Essentially, Bentall feels that Stephen Fry, who is […]

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