Personal stories about mental health

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Hi, my name is Mary and several years ago I was in a professional job as a psychology lecturer. Perhaps I was naive, but I thought professionalism was about acting with good values and respect for others. I found out differently when I joined this college as a staff member in a small team of psychology lecturers. I became...

[Spoiler warning for Jessica Jones and Daredevil Season 2.] In the media, PTSD is often portrayed with serial killers, villains, and veterans. In general, mental illness is often portrayed in a “scary” light in media. Video games have horror genres that always take place in old mental institutions where it is deemed...

I tend not to stereotype as it goes against my belief system. But I am happy to discuss issues I faced in the South Asian community with mental illness, as after further investigation I can see that it is a culturally wide problem and not branch-specific to my family tree.  Monty Panesar, England Spinner recently opened...

In my past I have and still frequently experience depression. I've used medication for years trying to deal with it, but it does have side effects. I understand that mine may not be considered as severe as many others'. But it's severe enough to affect me, my relationships and my life.  I believe after 20 years, I have a...


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