What is Psychosis?

Psychosis is when a person loses touch with reality and could include seeing or hearing things that other people cannot see and...

Detecting mental illness

It is not easy to detect if someone is having mental health problems.  We are all so busy with our own lives...

Life At The PICU

The PICU was not a comfortable place, alarms would go off regularly and there were very difficult patients there. I spent many months there. It was hard.

The Intertwining of Depression and Negative thoughts

The sun hangs so impossibly in the sky with hope, She only dreams of a moment where she allows...

My First Day At The PICU (Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit)

As I had attempted to abscond so many times from the acute ward and for attempting to grab a nurse I was...

My Dad

My father has been a major influence in my life. Sadly, he passed away recently leaving behind a devastated and distressed family....

Parents are a blessing

I wanted to shine a spotlight on how a vast majority of parents look after and continue to be a support system...

Psychiatry / Psychology in Islam

Did you know that the first mental wards were actually founded in Muslim countries? During the early Islamic era,...

Guest blog – Evelyn Asante-Mensah OBE, Chair of Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Mental Health is important to us all and it’s important that we talk about it to break down the barriers and fear...