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Mental Health News

All of the items listed on this page are articles about Mental Health. To read an article click on the title or the read more link at the end of the summary for each item.

Older adults and mental health

Mental health problems are extremely common, affecting around one in four people. As you get older, changes in your life, such as bereavement, illness or retirement, can make you more vulnerable to them, but mental health problems are not a normal part of ageing. Your...

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder which you may develop after being involved in, or witnessing, traumatic events. The condition was first recognised in war veterans and has been known by a variety of names, such as 'shell shock'. But...

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Side effects of psychiatric medication

As well as potential benefits, every psychiatric drug has the potential to cause unwanted side effects. These can occur after both short-term and long-term use. Mild side effects might: stop once your body has got used to the drug be manageable by adjusting how you...

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How to cope with sleep problems

There's a close relationship between sleep and mental health. Living with a mental health problem can affect how well you sleep, and poor sleep can have a negative impact on your mental health.    Poor sleep leads to worrying. Worrying leads to poor sleep. Worrying...

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People can live with mental illness

I am living proof of this Art allowed me to express myself in a way I had never done before. I’ve come so far since my desperate suicide attempt. When I was growing up in the 1970s, mental health issues were not widely understood or discussed. One morning when I was...

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Your local Mind

Our local Minds support over 370,000 people across England and Wales. Their services include talking therapies, crisis helplines, drop-in centres, employment and training schemes, counselling and befriending. Each local Mind is an independent charity run by local...

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Understanding Mental Health Jargon

Some of the language used in mental health can be confusing to anyone who isn’t a trained mental health professional. In the glossary below you can find explanations of various terms used in mental health. Below the glossary is an ‘Abbreviations Explained’ section...

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Mild cognitive impairment (MCI)

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a condition in which someone has minor problems with cognition - their mental abilities such as memory or thinking. In MCI these difficulties are worse than would normally be expected for a healthy person of their age. However, the...

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Talking therapies

Talking therapies (or psychological therapies) give people the chance to speak in confidence to a trained professional about problems or issues that are causing them concern. Some people use talking therapies to help them cope with specific difficulties, such as...

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Borderline personality disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a type of personality disorder. Personality disorders are a type of mental health problem where your attitudes, beliefs and behaviours cause you longstanding problems in your life. "It's scary. [...] One moment I'm really happy...

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