Star Trek: The Next Generation is full of hard-hitting episodes that explore ethical and moral dilemmas, but sometimes the series' most powerful moments are explored in understated scenes, such as in the season three episode, "The Offspring."
Most of us know that our unfairly high expectations of others damages our mental health. It's exhausting, emotionally draining, and setting that bar unrealistically high sets us up for disappointment every single time.
Church is where I learned to fear being non-binary, so I knew I had to leave in order to be free
It’s the phone call we all dread – letting your employer know you need a day off sick. But when your body is telling you it needs a break, it’s time to listen.
Katie Conibear explains how mental health issues can exacerbate your financial situation—and what you can do about it
After a long day, you might crave a glass of wine – it helps you relax, right? Wrong – in fact booze can have a negative impact on our mental wellbeing
This time last year was rough. I was going through a really bad patch. Not just feeling "a bit down", or "sorry for myself". It wasn't something a pint of ice cream and a night on the sofa watching trashy telly would fix. I was depressed in a way I'd never felt before.
It’s a common and valid emotion, which can have positive benefits, but if you’re worried that your outbursts are spinning out of control, there are techniques to help you curb your temper
Once, I believed that I could time travel by rolling down a specific part of a specific hill. I had a notebook full of ‘calculations’ that were really just gibberish. At that moment, I believed I was a genius and nothing could stop me.
Have you ever felt like something was on your skin, but looked down to see nothing there? For those with tactile hallucinations, this is a regular, and often disturbing, occurrence, but there are coping strategies to help you through it
When a loved one is struggling, we can sometimes feel helpless as we try to work out how best to support them. But with these simple steps, you can really be there for them in their time of need
Self-isolation is exhausting when you’re mentally ill – and that’s not to mention my anxiety about accessing mental health care and medication I rely on.
For some, simply getting on a bus or train can be the ultimate challenge, with anxiety and stress leaving them feeling trapped and isolated. But there are strategies out there to help ease the trauma of a journey.
Taking time off for our mental health is often essential, but many of us dread explaining why we’re taking time away
We all know that our mental health can be impacted by physical illness, but have you ever thought about how that connection goes both ways?
If voicing your thoughts and emotions out loud feels intimidating, why not try therapeutic writing, which could do wonders for your mental health?
"I'm sitting in bed. The voices have started. I can hear shouting, but I can't make out what they're saying. It sounds like it's coming from all around me. It won't stop. I've turned on my laptop and found the easiest, light hearted programme I can find, Friends.
At 26, it seemed I had my life sorted. I had a successful career, an active social life, and a steady, loving relationship. However in my head, in my own reality, my life was crumbling. I had been trapped in a cycle of extreme mood swings since I was a teenager, and all I wanted was for it to stop.
Hearing voices comes in many guises. The voices can be comforting and neutral - but sometimes they can be terrifying. Hearing voices is common in some mental illnesses, such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and borderline personality disorder. But you can hear voices without being mentally ill, such as when grieving.
With 13% of people experiencing a panic attack at some point in their lives, it seems a lot of us know how terrifying they can be. But for some, having them during the night can be another, overwhelming experience, and often very different to a panic attack during the day...