Mental health stigma and online social support for bipolar disorder: what can we learn from Twitter?

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Charlotte Walker explores an online ethnography study that explores how Twitter users discuss mental illness, particularly bipolar disorder, and in what context; focusing specifically on the areas of stigma and social support.

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Risk factors for suicide in men: new review highlights substance misuse, marital status and depression

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Holly Crudgington summarises a recent systematic review and narrative synthesis of risk factors for suicidal behaviour in men, which finds that substance misuse, marital status and depression are the strongest risk factors.

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Quality of life for people with multiple sclerosis: new systematic review looks at risk, protective factors and psychological interventions

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Elena Marcus summarises a recent systematic review on quality of life in adults with multiple sclerosis, which identified a range of promising psychological interventions for improving quality of life.

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Psychosis: the ups and downs of social relationships

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KCL student Zephyr Percy reviews a recent qualitative study exploring the positive and negative impact of social relationships for people with experience of psychosis.

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Playing on uneven playing fields: low income, parental stress and maternal depression

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Aggelos Stamos reviews a cross-sectional Canadian study that explores the links between low socioeconomic status, parental stress, maternal depression, and the mediating role of social capital in mothers.

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Can reducing loneliness help to alleviate or prevent anxiety or depression in young people? #ActiveIngredientsMH

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Anton Käll summarises a recent RCT of mindfulness training to reduce loneliness and increase social contact.

Ellie Pearce then shares her recent Wellcome Trust funded #ActiveIngredientsMH review, which looked into reducing loneliness as a potential active ingredient in both alleviating and preventing anxiety and depression in young people.

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Stress and mental wellbeing among PhD students: what are the predictors and how can we help?

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Tayla McCloud reviews a recent paper which finds that imposter syndrome might be at the heart of both poor wellbeing and high stress levels in PhD students.

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Telling the tale: working in social care during the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020

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Jill Manthorpe discusses a qualitative study which examines the experiences of frontline workers in care homes and home care

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Voices of people living with dementia and their carers on the closure of support services during COVID-19

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Caroline Green discusses a qualitative study which considers the effects of COVID-19 on social support services for people with dementia.

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Psychological resilience to suicidal thoughts and behaviours in people with schizophrenia

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Emily Hielscher reviews a recent qualitative study that examines factors that contribute to psychological resilience to suicidal thoughts and behaviours in people with schizophrenia or psychosis.

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