How do I explain an existence dominated by the bleakest, darkest moods? And do I even want to? By Jenny Diski.
In every country in the world, male suicides outnumber female. Will Storr asks why.
Notoriously illegal and synonymous with hedonism, LSD and ecstasy started life as aids to psychotherapy. Sam Wong meets the band of psychiatrists who are looking to reclaim them for medicine again.
In Northern Ireland, more people took their own lives in the 16 years after the Troubles than died during them. Why? Lyra McKee finds out.
Adults with anorexia often have distinctive traits that lock them into a destructive relationship with food. Carrie Arnold discovers how those same traits could help them escape it.
Half of people with Parkinson’s disease experience hallucinations, paranoia and delusions. Mary O’Hara reports on a new hope.
What happens when dissociative identity disorder takes away your sense of being an individual?
Catherine Carver recounts her terrifying journey into postpartum psychosis – and how she found healing in unexpected ways.
Could understanding canine compulsions help find new treatments for people with obsessive–compulsive disorders too? Shayla Love investigates.
Simon Usborne meets the people working to stop suicide for good.
How do you illustrate depression? Martin Rowson describes how he developed his cartoons.
Drop the ‘language of disorder’, argues Peter Kinderman. Instead we should help people on the basis of their individual need.
Twink, Professor Nick Craddock and film-maker Barry J Gibb discuss Last Chance Saloon in a special Q&A session held in Cardiff.
Is voice hearing the result of how our brains model the world around us?
Jemima Hodkinson investigates a seemingly paradoxical experience.
In a town in Switzerland, people with cancer are taking LSD.
Carrie Arnold shares her experience of more than 15 years of anorexia.
What have we learned over the past several decades about this illness? We hear from author Carrie Arnold.
In a talk for 5x15, Charles Fernyhough explores what he has learned in over a decade of study on auditory hallucinations - people who hear voices.
Twink was once official photographer to The Jam. See a selection of his photos.
Using sleep deprivation to combat severe depression may seem odd, but for some it’s the only thing that works.
What it’s like to live with trichotillomania.
Body-focused repetitive behaviours blight many people’s lives.
This reading list accompanies our story on compulsive hair pulling.
Social worker Beth lost a patient to suicide, but didn’t feel entitled to process it as a personal loss.
One bright idea to treat depression is spreading far and wide.
This reading list accompanies our story on Zimbabwe’s Friendship Bench project.
Catherine Carver and Hannah Bissett reflect on the power of sharing stories in aiding their recovery from postpartum psychosis.