Articles about 'mental health'

An exploration of consent at the National Theatre

Naomi Westerman finds much to think about when reviewing Nina Raine’s new play, Consent

Naomi Westerman // 12 April 2017

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

All singing, all dancing, all rather toxic

D H Kelly enjoys the brilliant comic songs in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend but is disappointed by the show’s treatment of mental ill health and its reliance on toxic heteronormative romantic messages

D H Kelly // 25 March 2017

Categories: Reviews, Television

Who is speaking up for women seeking care for mental health?

Vulnerable young women are being denied the care they need when it comes to mental health. Emma Hamilton asks: who will speak up for them?

Guest Blogger // 4 March 2017

Categories: Blog

Women on the wrong track?

Nicola McClements reads Sady Doyle's exploration of the ‘trainwreck’ women celebrities the world just loves to hate

Nicola McClements // 24 October 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews, Uncategorized

Theatre and Dance at the Edinburgh Fringe – part four

Our penultimate post of reviews from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe covering Theatre and Dance

Various Authors // 16 August 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe – part two

Our fourth post of reviews from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Today we're covering comedy. We'll have two more short comedy reviews at the end of next week

Various Authors // 14 August 2016

Categories: Comedy, Reviews

A howl in the darkness

Jennifer Brough finds that opera is an ideal medium for this new production of Sarah Kane’s classic play 4.48 Psychosis

Jennifer Brough // 22 June 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Growing up and manning up

A teenage boy worries about the pressures to be 'manly' and the impact that has as boys grow up

KS5 PolSoc // 5 June 2016

Categories: Blog

A personal story of disordered eating

An anonymous author endured years of anxiety about food and weight, but without a diagnosis to describe her experiences. She wonders how many others may be in a similar position

Guest Blogger // 2 June 2016

Categories: Body and Health, Features

Conversations with women

Pooja Kawa finds the play Escaped Alone at the Royal Court revolutionary even in its basic premise

Pooja Kawa // 22 February 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

The first EdFringe 2015 theatre digest

From the experiences of young black women to depression in men via the armed forces and gendered toys, this is the first round-up of theatre reviews from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015 from Megan Stodel

Megan Stodel // 14 August 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

My sexuality is not a psychiatric symptom – it’s just who I am

Charlotte Dingle blogs for the F-word on the experience of being bisexual and having Borderline Personality Disorder, and how this affected her treatment by mental health professionals.

Guest Blogger // 12 May 2015

Categories: Blog

ESA and gender differences in suicide rates

New guidelines for Employment and Support Allowance make it harder for women with severe mental illness to be relieved of work-related activity, a decision justified by the gender difference in suicide rates. D H Kelly explains how statistics cannot keep individuals safe

D H Kelly // 16 March 2015

Categories: Blog

Polarised: An upcoming documentary on LGBTQ+ mental health in London

This is a guest post by Charlie Smoke. Charlie is a 23-year-old writer based in North London; he is currently writing his first novel. There is a silent epidemic within...

Guest Blogger // 19 June 2014

Categories: Blog

Coping with Christmas: a survival guide for when festivities are tough

Christmas is supposed to be joyful, but for many people it is a time full of triggers, loneliness and bad memories. Philippa offers advice and further information for those dreading the seasonal festivities.

Philippa Willitts // 16 December 2013

Categories: Blog

A new page in the violation of mentally ill and pregnant people

A woman was sedated and underwent a caesarean against her will, as ordered by social services. Quinn discusses the issues surrounding pregnancy and mental illness.

Guest Blogger // 1 December 2013

Categories: Blog

Reasons to date a girl with an eating disorder? There’s something fundamental that you’re not getting

In this guest post, Amy Williams responds to a tasteless blog post entitled "5 reasons to date a girl with an eating disorder"

Guest Blogger // 20 November 2013

Categories: Blog

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2013

Today marks the fifteenth Transgender Day of Remembrance: at least 238 trans people have been murdered worldwide since this time last year

Laura //

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 11 November 2013

Categories: Blog

A battle I cannot win

Tara writes about the impact of fat shaming and discusses the intersection between feminism, fatness, diabetes and eating disorders

Tara // 27 July 2013

Categories: Blog

This minimally sane lunatic fights back

Philippa writes about how hurtful and insulting disablist language is, especially when used by feminists, in reaction to an article by Laurie Penny

Philippa Willitts // 29 January 2013

Categories: Blog

Sabrina Chap tour preview

Sabrina Chap is in the UK throughout November, touring her new album We Are The Parade! at a series of gigs and burlesque shows, along with the second edition of her edited book, Live Through This: On Creativity and Self-Destruction at a series of book readings and multi-media lectures. Melanie Maddison interviews Sabrina and gives an overview of the tour

Guest Blogger // 2 November 2012

Categories: Blog

Women can’t win: Mental health in crisis

Philippa talks about the appalling state of mental health provision for women in crisis, after reading a psychiatrist's recommendation that women of childbearing age go untreated.

Philippa Willitts // 25 October 2012

Categories: Blog

Eating disorders and the media

Rachel Lauren Cowey argues that the real relationship between the media and eating disorders does not reflect the usual narrative of simple cause and effect

Guest Blogger // 15 August 2012

Categories: Blog

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

Published 26 years later, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal reveals the painful truth behind the fabrications Jeanette Winterson used as protection in her highly acclaimed first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. Laura Brightwell considers the importance of Winterson's revelations, particularly as a building-block to mental health

Laura Brightwell // 30 July 2012

Categories: Books, Reviews

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