Phagophobia: 'I have a phobia of eating in case I choke on my food and die'
A psychiatric unit can aid my recovery, but only if my needs as an autistic person are accommodated
"I was part of a gang who understood what it meant to be different"
I may be overweight but I still have anorexia
What were you reading in 2019? Mental Health Today's most-read articles
What it’s like to hear voices and how ‘democratic psychiatry’ can help
Navigating Bipolar Disorder has made my marriage stronger - but having my boundaries respected is invaluable
I display symptoms that can be scary, bizarre, or unpalatable: why I felt excluded from WMHD
Few managed to avoid the social media frenzy that ensued on World Mental Health Day (10th October). But there are lots of us who felt excluded from the World Mental Health Day narrative: be it for reasons such as cultural or religious attitudes, being multiply marginalised, or having no support system to turn to when instructed to talk to someone. The “just talk” narrative seems deceptively accessible.
We must prioritise tackling racism to reduce ethnic inequalities in mental illness, a national consultation finds
Is school "refusal" really refusal?
I pull my own hair out as a post-traumatic response - and now I've made peace with it
This week is Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviours Awareness Week, otherwise known as BFRB Awareness Week. BFRBs are a cluster of conditions characterised by repetitive and compulsive self-grooming behaviours. In this article, Chloe Apter tells Mental Health Today about how she has come to terms with this condition through comprehending its traumatic origin.