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News round-up: We're all talking about mental health

Emma Tracey Emma Tracey | 16:16 UK time, Friday, 28 September 2012

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Mental health, specifically depression, was rarely out of the headlines this week.

The BBC reported that One in seven Scots are on anti-depressants and The Telegraph asked whether LSD can cure depression.

Celebrities discussed their mental health too. Boxing champion Frank Bruno spoke about his battle with mental health problems at an event, reports the Yorkshire Post. Hypnotist Paul McKenna told The Telegraph that his recent 18 month bout of depression took me to a very dark place.. I wondered if I'd ever feel right again. And while promoting his new book, ex cabinet member Jack Straw recalled having experienced mental health problems in the 1980s.

Elsewhere in the news

The Today Programme: Jack Straw on depression (BBC News, Thursday 27 September)

OpenDyslexic font gains ground with help of Instapaper (BBC News, Wednesday 26 September)

A man with locked-in syndrome may consider starvation (BBC News, Wednesday 26 September)

Witty, moving and full of surprises - diary of the woman who says 'biscuit' 16,000 times every day (Daily Mail, Wednesday 26 September)

Labour calls for a review of sickness benefits assessments (the Guardian, Wednesday 26 September)

One-legged marine 'not disabled enough' to be allowed benefits (Metro, Wednesday 26 September)

(the Guardian, Wednesday 26 September)

Atos Nurse Joyce Drummond Apologises Over 'Ridiculous' Disability Benefits (Huffington Post, Tuesday 25 September)

of seeing (The Independent, Tuesday 25 September)

Norwich disabled assessment centre 'inaccessible' (Monday 24 September)

Met's mental illness custody cases reviewed (BBC News, Monday 24 September)

Job Centre Plus: Paralysed teen who has been on life support since birth is told to prove he can't work or lose benefits (Daily Male, Saturday 22 September)

Lady Gaga meets super-fan with Gaga wheelchair (BBC News, Friday 21 September)

16 year old Cancer patient Alice Pine fears loss of child benefit (The Guardian, Friday 21 September)

Disabled man forced to lie in busy road for half an hour under upturned mobility scooter as motorists drove AROUND him (Daily Male, Thursday 20 September)




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