There’s strong pressure on universities to do something about spiralling student mental health problems, but what is best?
Anna Lewis caught up with Dixon Chibanda, the bench’s creator, to see how the project has grown over the past year.
Catherine Carver and Hannah Bissett reflect on the power of sharing stories in aiding their recovery from postpartum psychosis.
This reading list accompanies our story on Zimbabwe’s Friendship Bench project.
One bright idea to treat depression is spreading far and wide.
Social worker Beth lost a patient to suicide, but didn’t feel entitled to process it as a personal loss.
This reading list accompanies our story on compulsive hair pulling.
Body-focused repetitive behaviours blight many people’s lives.
What it’s like to live with trichotillomania.
Using sleep deprivation to combat severe depression may seem odd, but for some it’s the only thing that works.
Simon Usborne meets the people working to stop suicide for good.
Could understanding canine compulsions help find new treatments for people with obsessive–compulsive disorders too? Shayla Love investigates.
Catherine Carver recounts her terrifying journey into postpartum psychosis – and how she found healing in unexpected ways.
What happens when dissociative identity disorder takes away your sense of being an individual?
Half of people with Parkinson’s disease experience hallucinations, paranoia and delusions. Mary O’Hara reports on a new hope.
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.
What have we learned over the past several decades about this illness? We hear from author Carrie Arnold.
Carrie Arnold shares her experience of more than 15 years of anorexia.
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.
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.
In a town in Switzerland, people with cancer are taking LSD.
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 every country in the world, male suicides outnumber female. Will Storr asks why.
Jemima Hodkinson investigates a seemingly paradoxical experience.
Is voice hearing the result of how our brains model the world around us?
Twink, Professor Nick Craddock and film-maker Barry J Gibb discuss Last Chance Saloon in a special Q&A session held in Cardiff.
Drop the ‘language of disorder’, argues Peter Kinderman. Instead we should help people on the basis of their individual need.
How do you illustrate depression? Martin Rowson describes how he developed his cartoons.
How do I explain an existence dominated by the bleakest, darkest moods? And do I even want to? By Jenny Diski.
Twink was once official photographer to The Jam. See a selection of his photos.