Mental illness is linked to being a victim and/or perpetrator of violence: time to face up to some inconvenient truths?

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Anabelle Paulino and Maya Ogonah summarise a recent Danish longitudinal study on the risk of violent victimisation and perpetration following the onset of mental illness.

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Reducing stigma and sickness absence: can a low intensity psychological intervention help us ‘Prevail’?

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Emmeline Lagunes-Cordoba summarises a cluster randomised controlled trial exploring the effectiveness of a low-intensity psychological intervention to reduce mental health stigma and improve help-seeking in the workplace.

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“You Don’t Look Anorexic”: unmasking weight stigma in patients with atypical anorexia nervosa

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Eleana Frisira summarises a qualitative study exploring weight stigma in individuals with lived experience of atypical anorexia nervosa.

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If you’ve got a mental health problem, who you gonna call?

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In her debut blog, Cara McErlain summarises a recent qualitative systematic review exploring patients’ perspectives on barriers and facilitators to accessing mental health support through primary care services in England.

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Self-stigma for people with depression: systematic review presents global prevalence data, risk factors and protective factors

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Pattie Gonsalves blogs about the stigma that people with depression can sometimes feel towards themselves; summarising a recent systematic review that estimates the global prevalence of depression self-stigma, alongside risk factors and protective factors.

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Gender identity and eating disorders: clinician’s perceptions of care for transgender and gender diverse patients

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Sophie Archer’s debut blog summarises a qualitative study exploring healthcare provider perspectives on barriers and facilitators to transgender and gender diverse patients accessing and receiving support for eating disorders.

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Clinicians perspectives on gaps in service provision for people with complex emotional needs

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A group of UCL MSc students review a qualitative study on clinicians’ views and community care for people with complex emotional needs, and how best practice can be achieved.

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Sexual minorities, suicide and self-harm: new research in England deepens our understanding

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In his debut blog, Liam Mackay summarises a recent study that shows an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and non-suicidal self-harm in bisexual and lesbian/gay individuals. The study also highlights common mental health problems, discrimination and bullying as potential contributors to this excess risk.

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“I’m always going to be tired”: fatigue in adolescent depression

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Georgia Kemp reflects on a recent qualitative paper that looks at adolescents’ personal accounts of fatigue as a symptom in depression.

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Barriers to PTSD care for US veterans: new evidence highlights importance of an intersectional approach

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Dr Ana Veic explores the barriers to mental health care reported by over 17,000 US veterans with PTSD, and how these barriers differ between demographic groups (e.g., by race and by sex).

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