Bloom, fade, fall . . . bloom again.
Headcase Hero of the Month; Laura
A stunning personal essay on the beautiful, painful light and dark of Bipolar disorder.
"It isn’t what people think. Not some plunge from humanness to lowliness. Quite the opposite. This is humanness; the pith and bone of it."
The London launch!
Our very first Headcase Hero of the Month is Laura.
Come and meet her, and be blown away by her amazing story of recovery . . .
The Tank of Tolerance
Our launch event in London took place this month.
Here's a summary of how it went - thank you to ALL of you who came!
The General Practice of appreciation
"As much as I don’t want to live, I need it to look like an accident so my wife gets the life insurance payout. I may be mental and suicidal but I’m still a practical kind of guy and I want to provide for my family."
In Eating Disorders Awareness Week, there are some people we need to be just as aware of, as the patients themselves; the GPs who help them. So before we slag off the health services, we should remember . . .
What's it like to ask a girl out when you have severe OCD??
Neil Hilborn is about to tell you . . .
Ohhhhhh C D! Inside the head of obsessive compulsion
"As a parent, it's the worst pain in the world to see your child suffering, when you have no control over it. Their anxiety makes you wonder about your own - did you do something wrong as a parent? Where did this come from?"
Think you're having a BREAKDOWN..?
"OCD is a time-consuming, agonising illness that relentlessly tortures and controls you 24/7. It’s even open for business on public holidays."
Editor's letter; BURNOUT
What IS a nervous breakdown, what are the symptoms, and how can we recover from it?
"I’ve sent emails I can’t remember sending. Had work calls I don’t remember having. Set up meetings with people I don't remember having heard of, or talked to."
"I’ve missed the fucking boat. It’s mid January and I’ve fucked it up.”
Know that feeling? Then let Lena Semaan shove a rocket up the backside of the January Blues, and help us crawl through until the delights of . . . February.
The business of loneliness
Lean, mean, and....pretty damned miserable. The rise of the latest body image crisis hitting blokes.
Computers will rot your children!
Instagram's buzzing...but nobody's home. Chronic loneliness in social media crowds.
Filtering your mental health
Or . . . possibly not. Headcase went on Channel 5 News to talk some screen-time sense . . .
Man talk - SCHEDULE AHEAD OF MALE BODY IMAGE PODCAST
Can your favourite Instagram filter reveal anything about your mental health – in particular depression . . ?
Don't panic! It's just an Anxiety Survival Guide
One section of our population who still seem to find it most difficult to talk honestly about their mental health, is MEN . . .
Washing it all away
In 2013, 8.2 millions cases of anxiety were reported. So let's find a way to reduce that, shall we?
Making a splash about the benefits of....swimming, for depression. GET IN THE SEA. OK, the pool.