Tag Archives: Mental health

“Mental health issues” and the need for media caution

As author Matt Haig, who hasĀ a history of severe depression, pointed out this week, saying that someone has ‘mental health issues’ is like saying they have ‘health issues’ – vague to the point of meaningless. Mental ill-health ranges widely over human experience. Eating disorders, anxiety, depression. Bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder. Social anxiety, agoraphobia, […]

Fighting the stigma: mental health and medical students

‘Having a mental illness and being a doctor is OK.’ That was the final conclusion of one of the students I interviewed for this Student BMJ article on mental health and medical school, who had been through the mill of break-down and depression and worried silently for months that she would be thrown out of […]