For those of us living with mental illness, stigma and prejudice can all too often permeate every part of our everyday lives. When Owen Smith labelled his Labour leadership rival a “lunatic” last night, he showed a complete disregard for some of society’s most vulnerable people.
Punk and counsellor Craig Lewis is taking the lessons from his three decades of unnecessary medication and abuse at the hands of the Psychiatric System to help young punks struggling with mental health challenges.
In the aftermath of Jo Cox's killing, the press have been quick to apportion blame - sensationalist headlines ignore her killer's alleged far-right politics, focussing on his as yet unknown mental ill health. They say it’s not political, but this killing was political – and so too is our mental health.
Many of those seeking asylum in the United Kingdom are living in a state of flux, unable to legally work for a living, with dire consequences on community relations and mental health. In Oldham, near Manchester, one woman knows just how painful this can be.