Mental health

Capsules in a blister pack (medicine and health concept)

The drug that my Asperger’s son loved turned his life upside down

7 January 2017 9:00 am

My son loved his new treatment – but it changed his life for the worse

Amusing ourselves to death: Faye Dunaway as Diana Christensen in Sidney Lumet’s ‘Network’

The 1976 film that foretold the rise of Trump, invented reality TV and made suicide a spectacle

12 November 2016 9:00 am

Tanya Gold on the 1976 film that foretold Donald Trump’s presidency

A homeless person reads a book in Paris. Photo: ARNAUD GUILLAUME/AFP/Getty Images

What books mean to rough sleepers – and the library that helps them

15 October 2016 9:00 am

An afternoon with a mobile library for rough sleepers

Boat on the Amazon

My fascist moment on the ship of failures

3 September 2016 9:00 am

There are no roads from the Peruvian river port of Iquitos, but the rich take aeroplanes. Those who cannot pay…

Pensive teenage girl

What’s to blame for a generation of desperation?

16 July 2016 9:00 am

Youth is wasted on the young, for the most part, and thank God for that. There’s nothing grislier than a…

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Generation Snowflake: how we train our kids to be censorious cry-babies

4 June 2016 9:00 am

We’re training our children to be thin-skinned, censorious and belligerently entitled

Daniel Kaluuya (Christopher) and Luke Norris (Bruce) in Blue Orange at the Young Vic (Photo: Johan Persson)

I came out feeling euphoric and disorientated: Young Vic’s Blue/Orange reviewed

28 May 2016 9:00 am

Blue/Orange by Joe Penhall enjoys the dubious status of a modern classic. A black mental-health patient, Christopher, is about to…

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Beware the baby-snatchers: how social services can ruin your family

6 February 2016 9:00 am

Why many mothers with post-natal depression now dread a visit from social services

A musician plays in the lobby of the Regal hotel in Hong Kong. Photo: Lucas Schifres/Bloomberg/Getty Images

If we really cared about mental health, muzak would be a top priority

30 January 2016 9:00 am

No one is consulted. No one is held to account. No one has the authority to turn it off. How…

Dear Mary: A horrid woman accused me of hogging a spare train seat

12 September 2015 9:00 am

Q. I regularly travel on the Ashford-St Pancras train and usually put my case on the seat next to me…

Beach Umbrellas

Losing my son and the end of my life’s summer

5 September 2015 9:00 am

Hedonism, tragedy and me

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The troubled ex-informers neglected by MI5

15 August 2015 9:00 am

Is MI5 neglecting its duty towards ex-informers?

acne

The misery of adult acne (and what to do about it)

9 May 2015 9:00 am

More and more women suffer from it, writes Dr Ellie Cannon. Teenagers’ remedies may not help, but other things will

anxiety

The five steps that helped me beat anxiety – and can help you too

9 May 2015 9:00 am

Anxiety attacks can be defeated, says Patrick Strudwick, who’s been there, done that

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Why American psychoanalysts are an endangered species

25 April 2015 9:00 am

America’s psychoanalysts are becoming an endangered species

Could you afford to take a job with the royal family?

4 April 2015 9:00 am

Royally paid Staff at Windsor Castle were balloted in strike action over pay. What can you earn in the royal…

Disturbed patients in a London lunatic asylum, 1838. From 'Sketches in London' by James Grant. Photo: Getty Images

Back to Bedlam: Patrick Skene Catling on the book that makes madness visible

4 April 2015 9:00 am

Madness is an ancient, evidently inscrutable mystery, often regarded with superstitious fear, yet can provide a refuge from reality. Sometimes,…

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How we drive our children mad

21 March 2015 9:00 am

If Britain has a crisis in children’s mental health, it’s easy to see why

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras Photo: Getty

Let Greece leave the eurozone

21 February 2015 9:00 am

To listen to Greek government ministers addressing the outside world during their breaks from negotiations with eurozone leaders this week,…

Famous, successful, depressed: Winston Churchill, Theodore Roosevelt, Robin Williams and Buzz Aldrin

The truth about men and depression

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Steeped in macho culture, men hesitate to seek help for depression, says Professor Dinesh Bhugra

Mindfulness

The cult of 'mindfulness'

1 November 2014 9:00 am

Separating meditation from faith might not be as harmless as it seems

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Churchgoing is good for you (even if you don’t believe in God)

21 June 2014 8:00 am

And that’s true whether or not you believe in God

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The Shock of the Fall is a worthy Costa Book of the Year

15 February 2014 9:00 am

About 30 pages in and unable to find my bearings, I flipped to the end of this novel — well,…

"A Most Wanted Man" Portraits - 2014 Sundance Film Festival

If Philip Seymour Hoffman wasn’t happy, what hope is there for us?

8 February 2014 9:00 am

Celebrity deaths have no decorum. From Elvis on his toilet to Whitney face down in her bathtub, their last moments…

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Chief Rabbi: atheism has failed. Only religion can defeat the new barbarians

15 June 2013 9:00 am

The West is suffering for its loss of faith. Unless we rediscover religion, our civilisation is in peril