Around one in five people worldwide will experience severe depression in their lifetime - yet our knowledge of what causes it remains incredibly limited. But new research could provide hope for the development of more effective, personalised care for those affected.
Rob is a mental health advocate and supporter of MQ. He's about to take on one of the toughest cycling challenges imaginable - cycling the entire Tour de France. In his blog he shares his own experience of bipolar, and explains why he has decided to put his physical and mental endurance the test, in order to raise funds for MQ.
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.