Has Time to Change made it time to talk?

christin-hume-316554

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...]

Quality of general hospital care through the liaison psychiatry lens?

4141273204_eef723ae17_b

Kirsten Lawson explores a recent study of liaison psychiatry professionals’ views of general hospital care for patients with mental illness.

[read the full story...]

Mental health stigma and pathways to care in psychosis

countryside-1835847_1280

Raphael Underwood on a recent systematic review of mental health-related stigma and pathways to care for people at risk of psychotic disorders or experiencing first-episode psychosis.

[read the full story...]

The stigma of eating disorders: which interventions might help?

MuralAnorexiaYTabaquismoBoceto4

Francesca Solmi summarises a new systematic review of stigma and eating disorders, and asks if it’s time to move beyond socio-cultural explanations of risk.

[read the full story...]

Help-seeking for eating disorders: barriers and facilitators

1347412899_a7d00f9c7b_o

Sarah McDonald considers a systematic review that explores the perceived barriers and facilitators towards help-seeking for eating disorders.

[read the full story...]

Anti-stigma programmes should target personal attitudes towards mental health #TimeToTalk

6840797051_244790e11d_o

Today is #TimeToTalk Day, so we’ve asked Kirsten Lawson to consider a brand new systematic review out today, which explores the association between mental health-related stigma and active help-seeking.

[read the full story...]

Integrated care for the physical health of people with severe mental illness: no easy answers

5043141711_aa13421867_b

Liz Hughes summarises a recent rapid review on integrated care to address the physical health needs of people with severe mental illness.

[read the full story...]

Media coverage of mental illness has increased significantly in recent years

6009633294_2c36cce391_b

Ed Sykes from the Science Media Centre considers a recent study of changes in newspaper coverage of mental illness from 2008 to 2014 in England.

[read the full story...]

Jonny Benjamin: Social media and schizophrenia – my story

17470913285_bbda8cf99a_k

Jonny Benjamin shares his personal story of using social media to manage his own mental health.

The award-winning mental health campaigner has been an inspiration to many, through his frank and hugely informative YouTube channel. His films cover everything from recovery to poetry.

[read the full story...]

Self-stigma interventions for people with schizophrenia

Screen Shot 2016-07-21 at 21.12.28

Laura Hemming explores a recent narrative review and meta-analysis of psychosocial interventions for self-stigma in people with a schizophrenia-spectrum diagnosis.

[read the full story...]