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Using psychedelics for depression is exciting area, says ex-vaccines chief
Kate Bingham, who chaired UK’s Covid vaccine taskforce, tells Hay festival she hopes mind-altering drugs could treat mental illness

Lucy Knight

29, May, 2023 @5:05 PM

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A moment that changed me: I was in my 20s and depressed – then my mother moved into my bed
Her attempt to comfort me seemed ridiculous at the time. But years later it showed me how I could be there for my own daughter

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

24, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘I didn’t even know men could get it’: the hidden impact of male postnatal depression
Postnatal depression affects up to 15% of new mothers, but studies suggest almost as many fathers also show symptoms – and little is being done to help them

Ammar Kalia

22, May, 2023 @9:00 AM

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A Chelsea garden for our darkest days
Darren Hawkes, garden designer and Samaritans helpline volunteer, has created a space full of empathy at the Chelsea Flower Show. By Donna Ferguson

Donna Ferguson

21, May, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Past obesity can have lasting effects on mental health, study finds
History of obesity increases risk of early death by a third regardless of current weight, according to study on ‘weight scarring’

Tobi Thomas

17, May, 2023 @10:01 PM

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The definition of mental health has been widened so much that it’s now almost meaningless | Martha Gill
In our newly aware world, serious conditions such as psychosis and schizophrenia are overlooked

Martha Gill

14, May, 2023 @8:32 AM

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‘For a second, I don’t know who I am’: Ruby Wax on her stay in a mental health clinic
In this extract from her new book, the comedian and writer gives a Zoom talk about depression from her hospital room

Ruby Wax

07, May, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Ruby Wax: ‘I’ve spent a lifetime giving the illusion all is well. It wasn’t and it isn’t’
The comedian’s plan to write a travel memoir took a darker turn when her depression returned after 12 years. She talks about her recovery, empty nesting – and life on a desert island

Kate Kellaway

07, May, 2023 @7:00 AM

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I gave up believing depression had to be serious – there’s humour even in the darkest moments | Rhiannon Neads
Don’t get me wrong: when it’s bad, it’s bad. But Sad Rhiannon still wanted to joke, and forcing her to frown wasn’t helping, says writer and actor Rhiannon Neads

Rhiannon Neads

26, Apr, 2023 @2:30 PM

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‘I stopped sleeping’: the sometimes difficult path off antidepressants
One in seven Australians take the drugs. How well do we support them when they want to come off the medication?

Beth Gibson

16, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM

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In a world that glamorises stress, ‘burnout’ is a badge of honour. But there is a cure | Amelia Nagoski
Pretending wellness is a matter of personal choice is a convenient way for society to uphold systems of oppression, says author Amelia Nagoski

Amelia Nagoski

06, Apr, 2023 @2:39 PM

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‘I got a brain injury and a life sentence’: the hidden legacy of male violence against women
The effects of head trauma on athletes are well documented. Finally, a UK study is examining the long-term brain health of females abused by their partner

Yvonne Roberts

02, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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