Mental Health Problems
Definitions of common mental health disorders
Self-harm seems to be increasing as amounts of stress increase: some facts and some suggestions for helping.
Speaking out on schizophrenia
A personal account by someone who says we should listen to those with direct experience, not the scaremongers in the media
You're not alone
The first step to getting better is accepting that you need help - a young man's experience with depression.
Why we need to talk about OCD
A sufferer explains the torment of not being able to stifle her thoughts and rituals.
Social anxiety at school: the best actor in the world's worst play
Sarah disguised her anxiety behind a smile. But breaking down and speaking to someone was the first step in dealing with it.
'I feel like I'm dying'
The overwhelming effects of panic attacks - and how to deal with them.
'Black dog's' return doesn't scare me as much as it did
Actress Denise Welch is a spokesperson for the mental health charity, Mind. Here she explains how you can't simply 'snap out of' depression
Freddie Flintoff: the hidden pain of sporting stars
The pressure sports stars are under can contribute to depression - yet they need to hide their self-doubt if they are to succeed
A moment of kindness
A simple act of kindness by a stranger made all the difference to this writer's life and mental health
No wonder our ex-soldiers are looking for a fight
A survey reveals disturbing truths about members of our armed forces
How do you feel?
Unemployment, underachievement at school or growing up in poverty can have a big impact on well-being.
Someone to talk to
Most children and young people have some aspect of their lives they worry about ... but most have relationships in their lives which support them
10 things I wish I'd known when I was a teenage girl at school
Emma Barnett, a former stress-head, gives her younger self a good talking to.
What bothers young people?
Young people are having to deal with serious issues
In need of support?
Most teachers have encountered students with mental health issues
Social media is harming the mental health of teenagers. The state has to act
The pressure to be perfect and always available is overwhelming many young people.
Young people feel under pressure at school and many don't know where to turn for help.
Why are men still ignored when we talk about miscarriage?
While it is couples who are 'having a baby', miscarriages only happen to women. But minimising the grief of fathers is damaging.
Benefits of exercise
Physical activity and mental health
Toddlers are becoming so addicted to iPads they require therapy
Children as young as four are becoming so addicted to smartphones and iPads that they require psychological treatment