Police left to deal with mental health emergencies as pressure mounts on NHS

*This article originally appeared on Blasting News* Ambulance call outs in London responding to people suffering mental health crises have risen by nine percent in one year, as people needing specialised help are left with no choice but to call the Police. London Ambulance Service responded to 13,850 emergency calls for psychiatric/abnormal behaviour or suicide attempts in the financial year 2016-17,… Read More Police left to deal with mental health emergencies as pressure mounts on NHS

Loving The Life Less Lived book tour: Interview with the author

The best kind of books are ones which resonate with you. Whether that’s because they make you laugh, cry, scream or learn something, the most successful ones leave a lasting impression long after you close the last page. With ‘Loving The Life Less Lived: Living with Anxiety and how Acceptance has the power to Change… Read More Loving The Life Less Lived book tour: Interview with the author

‘Biphobia Drove Me To My Suicide Attempt’ – Why Discrimination Needs To Stop

*This post was originally published on Huffpost* *Some names have been changed to protect identities.* He sat precariously on the window sill, staring at the street pavement 140 feet below him, wanting to die. The evening spring air was fairly warm on his skin but for 14-year-old George* it was just another day permeated by… Read More ‘Biphobia Drove Me To My Suicide Attempt’ – Why Discrimination Needs To Stop

I put my symptoms in Google and it told me I had cancer

Confessions of a possible hypochondriac who is addicted to self-diagnosis. “It could be mouth cancer” the website tells me. “It could be what now?” I thought as I clicked super fast to find out more about my potential diagnosis. This took me to some pretty gross images of painful looking ulcers and tongues with unhealthy looking… Read More I put my symptoms in Google and it told me I had cancer