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    Why Normal People’s depiction of depression is so ground-breaking

  • Laura Whitmore talks about grief over Caroline Flack
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    Laura Whitmore’s raw confession about grief teaches us a valuable lesson

  • Jameela Jamil has shut down bullying Piers Morgan on Twitter.
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    Jameela Jamil brings Piers Morgan’s bullying campaign to an end

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Russell Brand is right – we need to talk more openly about suicide

“The line then that separates people who kill themselves and people that don’t is vague and uncertain, it is a line within each of us, not between us.”

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Mary-Jane Wiltsher
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Grief
Life

Don’t ever judge someone for grieving in their own way

Laura Whitmore has been criticised for attending the Brits so shortly after Caroline Flack’s death. This grief shaming needs to stop.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Caroline Flack attends The BRIT Awards 2019 held at The O2 Arena on February 20, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
People

The conversation we need to have about Caroline Flack

Love Island’s Iain Stirling has called for people to “be kinder” in a spine-tingling tribute to his co-star.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Stacey Dooley's On The Psych Ward
Life

Stacey Dooley’s On The Psych Ward reveals reality of being sectioned

“Things have to get a lot worse before they decide to help you. And, by the time things are worse, you don’t actually want the help.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Kayleigh Dray
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Jeremy Clarkson’s cavalier attitude to mental health is damaging AF

Here’s why you should never tell someone to “get a grip”.

Elizabeth Wurtzel prozac nation
Books

Late Prozac Nation author Elizabeth Wurtzel’s legacy

In 1994, no one talked about depression... until this woman did.

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Anna Fielding
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Life

What is gaslighting and could it be happening in your relationship?

From a belittling partner to a boss who shuts you down, gaslighting can happen anywhere.

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Megan Murray
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Long Reads

“How a therapist helped me through my mother’s suicide”

“When I turned 30, a decade of stoppering my grief caught up with me.”

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Mary-Jane Wiltsher
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Penny Jarrett
People

What it’s like to be diagnosed with ADHD as a 30-year-old woman

ADHD is usually associated with hyperactive schoolboys. Here, blogger Penny Jarrett reveals what it’s like to be diagnosed as an adult woman.

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Penny Jarrett
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Matt Haig World Suicide Prevention Day
Life

This Twitter thread by Matt Haig is a powerful reminder of why we need World Suicide Prevention Day

An incredibly important read.

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Lauren Geall
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“What volunteering for a suicide helpline taught me about loneliness”

“The majority of callers were lonely, and simply craved hearing another human voice that wasn’t from their TV.”

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Natalie Cornish
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Lauren Geall
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Jesy Nelson opens up about the impact Little Mix’s “strong women” narrative had on her mental health

“I felt I had to be this person who was like… ‘I don’t care what people are saying about me, I’m this strong woman.’”

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The Maytree: “What happened when I checked myself into the UK’s only suicide sanctuary”

The Maytree is a respite centre that offers help and support for those in suicidal crisis. One woman checks in for five days.

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Rachel Barber
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Robin Williams
People

Robin Williams’ children want to teach everyone how to support someone struggling with mental illnes

Almost five years after the actor’s death, his son has spoken about the “helplessness” he felt watching his father suffer.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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I Love You, Now Die
People

“I Love You, Now Die shows the reality of the mental health crisis, and how we have to change”

The docuseries about Michelle Carter and Conrad Roy has been released on HBO.

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Alicia Lutes
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Life

How reality TV affects the mental health of its stars

"It was the most toxic environment of my life"

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Emily Reynolds
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Love Island's Montana Brown
People

Montana Brown apologises for contributing to Instagram’s “perfection myth”

“People have depression, people have anxiety and people are hurting,” says the former Love Island contestant.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Love Island’s Mike Thalassitis
People

The conversation we need to have about Love Island’s Mike Thalassitis

“His death should make us wonder how much we really know about anyone, and what we could be doing to know more.”

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David Whitehouse
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Simon Gunning
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Male suicide: could this four-step action plan help to save lives?

“The simple truth of the matter is that if you are a man under 45 in the UK, the thing most likely to kill you is you.”

Poorna bell
People

Poorna Bell on the vital importance of giving others a voice

The journalist's work in uniting men and women to tackle the stigma around mental health makes her truly remarkable

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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