Mental Health Publications

Asperger’s not in DSM-5 mental health manual – See full article

We have written quite  a lot on this site about the DSM5 Mental Health Handbook, because it is such an important handbook in respect of Mental health and affects a lot of our members. So it is with huge concern that I wanted to post the following link to an article I read on NHS […]

Schizophrenia Sufferers Are Being Let Down

The Schizophrenia Commission, an independent group of experts, has released a report on a year-long inquiry it conducted which looked into  schizophrenia care in England.  The results of the report “The Abandoned Illness” make for extremely interesting reading.  But as interesting as they are they will by no means come as a shock to anyone […]

Nocternal iPad Use & Depression – Questionionable Link!

In a recent article in The Daily Telegraph (one of the Uk’s leading tabloids) it was claimed that using an iPad at night could trigger depression. BUT is that true? I felt this was worth mentioning here for couple of reasons. Firstly because many people nowadays, especially many younger people, have iPads and other such […]

Amnesty International Releases New Guide Supporting Mental Health Rights

Because of the international nature of this Guild, I try to keep an eye on what is happening in respect of mental health care globally.  But, as many of our members will know that I live in Ireland and thus also keep a keen eye on what is happening here. A week or so ago […]

Sounds Fishy to me!

I have just read an article entitled ‘Fish oil capsules ‘may not slow mental decline’ on NHS Choices – the online website for the UK’s National Health Service – which looks at the alleged benefits of Omega 3 on mental decline. In the article they make the statement… “Fish oils don’t help ward off dementia,” […]

Eye-locks and Other Fearsome Things: Learning to Love as a Bipolar Aspie

Yesterday I received an email from Ellen Stockdale Wolfe. Ellen has written a book (title as above) and wondered if I would include it on our blog. Certainly the book’s title would indicate that it could be relevant to our members. Additionally, it has been a plan of mine to read and review books and […]

May is Mental Health Month in the USA

The following comment was received from Candida Abrahamson and I thought I would feature it here so that it did not get missed. Many thanks to Candida for reminding us…. Just reminding everyone that May is Mental Health Awareness Month, with two main areas of focus: 1. “Do More for 1 in 4″: A call […]