Time To Talk?

#TimetoTalk day is only ONE month away! Exciting! Tell us what activities you've got planned: http://t.co/hwAWd4v6s4 pic.twitter.com/2QwMHrKTLi — Time to Change (@TimetoChange) January 6, 2014

Goodbye Bladder Hello Happiness

“The rapid therapeutic response of ketamine in treatment-resistant patients is the biggest breakthrough in depression research in half a century.” Source Ketamine? The stuff that destroys your bladder and kidneys and can trigger psychosis in certain dosages?  We’ll have to watch that space to see if the research stands up to scrutiny.

Faithless Depression

4Thought, the short item that follows Channel 4 news in the UK has been parading a bunch of views this week that truly has caused me to shout quizically “huh?”. Namely that faith cures depression. Right. So no people of faith ever suffer from depression? Really? And the stuff about mental breakdowns being ‘good for…

Employing Mental Health

I notice the the UK Department Of Work And Pensions (DWP) is giving this short film another airing on our TV screens. It’s not new but was criticised when first unveiled some months ago and was subsequently given a very low key outing(this is the 60 second version). It’s targeting employers attitudes to employing people who have…

Monday-How Does It Feel?

Today is Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year. The relationship counsellors Relate together with The Samaritans have both long reported that the weeks following Xmas see an upsurge in people contacting them for help. The combination of the weather, the rock setting in at work, post Xmas debt and failed new year…