Mental health
Mental health

Mental health

22 February 2007

Lighten up, and let the patients light up

Banning smoking in psychiatric institutions - where patients can't just step outside for a fag - is madness.

6 December 2006

Scare in the community

Alarming-sounding reports on homicides by mental patients are being used by the UK government to justify draconian new laws.

19 October 2006

Politics as therapy

You don't have to be mad to work for New Labour, but it helps.

Autism: lack of services is the cruel joke

'Autistic' joins the lexicon of lazy political insults. So what?

4 October 2006

Why mental healthcare is a mess

It is the authorities' own ever-widening definition of what it means to be mentally ill that is straining resources.

17 September 2004

Mental until proven innocent

The UK government is planning the introduction of indefinite detention on a psychiatrist's say-so.

5 August 2004

Self-harm: cut it out

The UK medical authorities are sending the message that young people hurting themselves is an acceptable lifestyle choice.

28 June 2004

Death is not a solution to the problems of living

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on voluntary euthanasia for the depressed.

23 June 2004

Smiley unhappy people

A new guide for university staff promotes yellow badges and tea parties as an antidote to work stress.

5 May 2004

Don’t blame me, blame my stress

A Canadian politician claimed that work worries made him steal a $50,000 ring - and everybody bought it.