Pattie Gonsalves explores the relationship between self-disclosure of mental health and wellbeing in young people, by summarising a recent review on self-disclosure and social media, and also presenting findings from a new review on self-disclosure as an active ingredient in interventions for youth anxiety and depression.[read the full story...]
Depressive symptoms and negative online disclosures: is the clue in the post?
A group of UCL MSc students review a recent mixed-methods study which suggests that online disclosure of negative emotions and experiences (posted to Facebook) are linked with depression symptoms in US college students.[read the full story...]
A matter of trust: helping adolescents open up about their trauma
Will Koehler summarises a ‘netnographic’ study which provides a clarion call to those working within trauma-treatment systems to examine their practices with young people from a multi-system perspective.[read the full story...]
Stigma and discrimination in people at risk of psychosis
Dave Steele explores a systematic review which finds that people who are at risk of psychosis are likely to experience stigma and discrimination.[read the full story...]
Therapy over the telephone: how does it compare to face-to-face? The answer might surprise you…
Imogen Bell blogs a timely systematic review which compares the interactional qualities of psychological therapy delivered face-to-face and over the telephone.[read the full story...]
Stigma and eating disorders: theory and practice
Lorna Collins writes her debut elf blog on a recent mixed-methods systematic review, which asks: How do people with eating disorders experience the stigma associated with their condition?[read the full story...]
Mental illness in clinical psychologists: stigma stops people from seeking help
Dafni Katsampa considers how mental health problems can affect clinical psychologists, and the impact that stigma has on disclosure and help-seeking.[read the full story...]
A hierarchy of stigma based on mental health diagnosis?
Laura Hemming explores a recent qualitative study of the experiences of stigma felt by people with mental health problems who were recruited through a local mental health charity.[read the full story...]
Has Time to Change made it time to talk?
Aileen O’Brien publishes her debut blog on a recent study that explored the relationship between anti-stigma programme awareness, disclosure comfort and intended help-seeking regarding a mental health problem.[read the full story...]
Is the NICE guideline for bipolar disorder biased in favour of psychosocial interventions?
Guy Goodwin reviews a new paper in the Lancet Psychiatry by Jauhar, McKenna and Laws, that calls into question the trustworthiness of the NICE bipolar disorder guidance.[read the full story...]