Journeys is committed to raising public awareness about depression. In the spirit of this cause, our new advertising campaign aims to reduce the stigma associated with depression and mental illness by challenging the belief that mental illness is not a disease.
With unemployment rising, public spending cuts becoming a reality, and the very real risk of a "double dip recession" on the horizon, we can expect many more people going to visit their GP with depression.
Caffeine is commonly used to give an energy boost when you are tired, but need to keep going. However, new research published in the Journal Neuropsychopharmacology has found that you only get a boost if you use caffeine sparingly.
Increasing numbers of people are choosing to be diagnosed as having bipolar depression according to a report in the Daily Mail. Reporting on an article in the official journal of the Royal College of Psychiatrists by Dr Diana Chan and Dr Lester Sireling, the article links the desire to be diagnosed as bipolar with high profile celebrities talking about their experiences of bipolar.
Anti-stigma campaigns have often turned to celebrities to try to raise awareness of mental illness. In our celebrity-obsessed culture, people may be more likely to take notice of a celeb with experience of mental illness. But this approach has never been risk free. Celebrities often come with their own agendas - a book to sell, a new movie or a music tour, or (even worse) some unpleasant behaviour (such as beating up a partner or watching kiddie porn) that needs excusing. While celebrities' symptoms may be shared with others with mental illness, their socio-economic