TV dramas unhelpful and misleading portrayal of mental illness

I was interested to see a piece in ‘Therapy Today’, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy’s professional journal, yesterday complaining about the way fictional characters with mental health problems are portrayed on television.  Having just seen the second part of BBC’s ‘Silent Witness’ a couple of nights before, I was already fuming about this …

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Let them bake cakes! Janet Street Porter dismisses depression as a “new trendy illness”

I had planned to write a long blog post today in protest at Janet Street Porter’s recent ignorant and offensive article in The Daily Mail, as I felt the need to defend the female and male sufferers of stress and depression she so insensitively derided.  However, Diane Foy of Coming Out of the Dark beat …

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Children's Mental Health

Young people at greater risk of emotional and mental health problems as parts of Children, Schools and Families Bill abandoned

Young Minds, the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional well being and mental health of children and young people, have expressed their frustration over the lack of commitment to young people’s wellbeing in the wake of yesterday’s decision to scrap parts of the Children, Schools and Families Bill, including plans to make Personal …

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