Mental Health

Instagram egg stars in surprise mental health advert
This egg is now the most liked image on Instagram
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Instagram egg stars in surprise mental health advert

The humble speckled egg beat Kylie Jenner to become the most-liked post on Instagram
5 Feb 2019
Why people with anxiety struggle to manage their emotions
Mental health
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Why people with anxiety struggle to manage their emotions

Simple actions can help people loosen the influence of negative thoughts
28 Jan 2019
What to expect from Kate Middleton’s Chelsea garden
Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge
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What to expect from Kate Middleton’s Chelsea garden

Duchess of Cambridge’s entry focuses on connection between nature and mental well-being
16 Jan 2019
Two men jump from Humber Bridge minutes apart
Humber Bridge
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Two men jump from Humber Bridge minutes apart

Unrelated pair thought to have leapt to their deaths less than 50 metres apart
3 Jan 2019
TalkRadio host Iain Lee saves suicidal caller
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TalkRadio host Iain Lee saves suicidal caller

Presenter kept overdosing man on line until emergency services found him
21 Dec 2018
Why are so many young people suffering from anxiety?
Mental health
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Why are so many young people suffering from anxiety?

Childline says number of youngsters seeking help for stress has soared
7 Dec 2018
Mental health crisis for retired rugby union players
rugby ball
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Mental health crisis for retired rugby union players

New data reveals major issues for those who have left the professional game
7 Dec 2018
How the UK’s Mental Health Act is failing vulnerable people
Mental health
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How the UK’s Mental Health Act is failing vulnerable people

Independent review suggests improved rights for people detained under the Act
6 Dec 2018
Five people rack up 8,655 calls to Met Police in a year
Metropolitan police
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Five people rack up 8,655 calls to Met Police in a year

Watchdog says newly revealed figures highlight a much larger problem facing forces in UK
27 Nov 2018
Half of people with mental health problems hide it at work
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Half of people with mental health problems hide it at work

Majority fear that revealing their issues will block career progress
22 Nov 2018
UK firms urge law change on mental health at work
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UK firms urge law change on mental health at work

Top executives urge Theresa May to honour manifesto pledge and make mental health first aid mandatory
19 Nov 2018
How testosterone can help men with depression
Suicide is the number one killer of British men under-40
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How testosterone can help men with depression

New study finds the treatment is especially effective for patients with naturally low levels of the hormone
15 Nov 2018
Psychosis: is cannabis good or bad for mental health?
Marijuana
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Psychosis: is cannabis good or bad for mental health?

Heaviest users of cannabis around four times as likely to develop schizophrenia than non-users
15 Nov 2018
What is behind Japan’s soaring youth suicide rate?
children Japan
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What is behind Japan’s soaring youth suicide rate?

The number of children and teenagers taking their own lives has reached a 30-year-high
7 Nov 2018
Are you a bully? Six red flags
Office workers
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Are you a bully? Six red flags

Bullies often lack a sense of understanding for how those affected might feel
5 Nov 2018
How to tell if a child has depression
Mental health
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How to tell if a child has depression

Government announces plans for dedicated mental health teams in schools across the country
29 Oct 2018
What’s behind China’s school knife attacks?
Knife, stabbing, massacre, school
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What’s behind China’s school knife attacks?

At least 40 schoolchildren have been killed in stabbing massacres since 2010, but experts and the government are at odds over the cause
26 Oct 2018
New suicide prevention minister: what’s on her to-do list?
Jackie Doyle-Price
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New suicide prevention minister: what’s on her to-do list?

Appointment of Jackie Doyle-Price comes amid growing concern over teen suicide rates
10 Oct 2018
How many people die from drug misuse in the UK?
Drug use
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How many people die from drug misuse in the UK?

Death rate has increased dramatically over past decade
9 Oct 2018
Is Britain experiencing an ‘empathy crisis’?
Homeless UK
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Is Britain experiencing an ‘empathy crisis’?

YouGov survey finds 51% of people think we are losing ability to understand and sympathise with others
4 Oct 2018
How long should kids spend on social media?
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How long should kids spend on social media?

Safe time limit guidelines to be drawn up to counter concern about impact on mental health
1 Oct 2018
How dangerous is cocaine?
cocaine, drugs, drug abuse
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How dangerous is cocaine?

New statistics show that UK deaths from the drug are at record high
7 Aug 2018
Why anxiety might be good for you
Stress, anxiety
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Why anxiety might be good for you

Research suggests people with higher stress levels may be better at processing bad news
7 Aug 2018
Why do so many more prisoners die in custody?
A prison guard at HMP Pentonville in London
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Why do so many more prisoners die in custody?

Police Commissions says 23 people died in English and Welsh prisons last year, the highest for a decade
26 Jul 2018
Insatiable: huge petition to stop Netflix ‘fat shaming’ show
Insatiable
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Insatiable: huge petition to stop Netflix ‘fat shaming’ show

Trailer for the show was branded ‘irresponsible and dangerous' by health experts
24 Jul 2018
Teenager's notes on bridge help save six lives
Wearmouth Bridge
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Teenager's notes on bridge help save six lives

Paige Hunter wrote more than 40 heartfelt notes and attached them to railings of the Wearmouth Bridge
23 Jul 2018
How virtual reality can cure phobias
VR, Virtual Reality, Headset, Oculus
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How virtual reality can cure phobias

Study finds confronting fears in VR alongside avatar therapist helps people overcome fear of heights
12 Jul 2018
Is sex addiction really a mental health disorder?
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Is sex addiction really a mental health disorder?

Classification by WHO opens the door to treatment on the NHS
12 Jul 2018
Why British police are so stressed
UK police
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Why British police are so stressed

Number of officers off sick with mental health issues has soared by 77% in four years
5 Jul 2018
Penis study axed after photo data compromised
The latest in a series of wooden penises found in small Swedish town
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Penis study axed after photo data compromised

Study findings skewed after participants submit images of SpongeBob SquarePants
4 Jul 2018
What is Doki Doki Literature Club?
Doki Doki Literature Club
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What is Doki Doki Literature Club?

Father of the dead teenager says animated interactive psychological horror game ‘dragged him in’
27 Jun 2018
Why narcissists are more likely to be successful
Donald Trump
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Why narcissists are more likely to be successful

New research suggests personality trait contributes to higher levels of achievement
26 Jun 2018
How to make British people happy
Happiness
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How to make British people happy

Survey finds socialising, sleep and a good sex life are key - along with avoiding public transport
22 May 2018
‘Gene map’ for depression finds 44 genetic risk factors
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‘Gene map’ for depression finds 44 genetic risk factors

Discovery raises hopes of a new generation of treatments for the disorder
27 Apr 2018
The Rock and other celebrities on dealing with depression
Dwayne Johnson
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The Rock and other celebrities on dealing with depression

Former wrestler speaks of trauma following his mother’s suicide attempt when he was a teenager
3 Apr 2018
Celebrities on dealing with mental health issues
Agatha Christie
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Celebrities on dealing with mental health issues

3 Apr 2018
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