Research suggests that when a person is victimised – either through maltreatment, bullying or being a victim of crime – they are more likely to think about suicide, self-harm and attempt to end their life. But is this because of the victimisation itself? Or are there other factors at play? We take a look at researcher Jessie Baldwin's work, which hopes to find out.
After losing multiple close family members, Kirsty's mental health detoriated. In this incredibly honest blog, she opens up about her grief, treatment and how she hopes research can help others.
How could better understanding what's going on the body help to develop new treatments for mental illness?
Hope is an MQ ambassador and mental health advocate. In this blog she explores her own experience of living with anorexia and asks what research might be able to do to prevent the development of eating disorders.
Too often, older people are neglected in psychosis studies, meaning they’re left without effective help. Researcher Jean Stafford is addressing this, with her work looking at the factors which puts someone at risk of psychosis when they're older.
Despite affecting 1-3% of the population, it takes on average 10 years to receive an accurate diagnosis for bipolar. This World Bipolar Day, we share the thoughts of three people living with bipolar, from the difficulties they’ve encountered to their hopes for the future.
Lizi spent years fighting debilitating panic attacks - now she wants answers. What caused her panic attacks? And how can we identify those most at risk and get them support sooner? In this blog, she shares her story.
Autistic people are more likely to experience mental health conditions, with anxiety affecting a staggering 40%. What are the reasons for mental illness in autistic people, and how can we develop better treatments to improve the quality of life for those affected? We take a look at the research finding out.