Mental Health and Violence

Today again the headlines are full of mourning for the victims of another school shooting in the USA. Questions are being asked about how to stop such horrors. From across the ocean in the UK, where guns are strictly regulated and not widely available – the US obsession with firearms despite the terrible price, isContinue reading “Mental Health and Violence”

Post Natal Judgementalism

Part of my “day job” involves running news searches on various topics, one of which is Post Natal Depression (PND). Doing this I noticed a cluster of stories around the relationship between PND and breastfeeding. The research by Cristina Borra et al which prompted the stories is available here in the Maternal and Child HealthContinue reading “Post Natal Judgementalism”

To say it’s The Sun, it’s not very bright.

Of course it can’t be merely coincidental. That only a week or two after the Almighty twitter storm that brewed up over Asda, tesco and amazon stocking Halloween costumes with insensitive, stigmatising names, The Sun decides to run a front page proclaiming “1200 killed by mental patients“. Ok. Maybe it’s progress. A few years agoContinue reading “To say it’s The Sun, it’s not very bright.”