Mental health

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Is liberalism really a mental illness?

16 September 2020 9:22 am

Conservative pundits like Michael Savage and Mark Dice like to ruffle feathers by claiming that liberalism is a mental disorder.…

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Kanye West is the sanest presidential candidate

24 July 2020 5:51 am

Kanye West has again proven his ability to draw the attention, fascination and ire of the public — this time…

The importance of the Natural Health Service

9 May 2020 9:00 am

Spending time outside is vital for mental health

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Time to scrap the Goldwater Rule

11 March 2020 3:01 am

This article is in The Spectator’s April 2020 US edition. Subscribe here to get yours. There are few ironclad rules in…

The latest fad: eating your way to better mental health

24 January 2020 10:00 pm

The latest fad involves eating your way to better mental health

What I’ve learned from five months sleeping on the streets

31 August 2019 9:00 am

Over the years, I have spent around five months sleeping rough on the streets of London, Birmingham and New York,…

I like Brassic but the reason it’s getting such glowing notices is depressing

31 August 2019 9:00 am

Brassic (Sky One) feels like the sort of TV comedy drama they last made about 15 years ago but would…

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Joe Biden isn’t ‘gaffe-prone’, he’s losing his mind

17 August 2019 4:11 am

‘Gaffe?’ Who invented this nonsensical term? Its only common usage seems to be among political journalists and pundits, as a…

The daunting, uplifting prose of The Psalms

20 April 2019 9:00 am

As if in defiance of the BBC’s current obsession with programming designed to entice in that elusive young and modish…

Self-Help goes mainstream – can Marianne Power survive her own quest?

29 September 2018 9:00 am

Is there anyone left who’d still be mortified to have it known that they’d purchased, or maybe even benefited from,…

Antidepressants saved me – but they made my mental health worse

24 March 2018 9:00 am

Antidepressants saved my life, I am sure of that. But I am also certain they made my mental illness much…

Unsensitive, Unhumane and Uncredible: Unsane reviewed

24 March 2018 9:00 am

Steven Soderbergh’s latest film, Unsane, is a psychological thriller about a woman who is incarcerated in a psychiatric hospital even…

Don’t let these figures depress you, girls

30 September 2017 9:00 am

Are British teenagers suffering from an epidemic of mental illness? Yes, according to a ‘government-funded study’ which found that 24…

Seeing the light

23 September 2017 9:00 am

‘You can’t lie… on radio,’ says Liza Tarbuck. The Radio 2 DJ was being interviewed for the network’s birthday portrait,…

Generation Snowflake: how we train our kids to be censorious cry-babies

4 June 2016 9:00 am

We’re training our children to be thin-skinned, censorious and belligerently entitled

I came out feeling euphoric and disorientated: Young Vic’s Blue/Orange reviewed

28 May 2016 9:00 am

Blue/Orange by Joe Penhall enjoys the dubious status of a modern classic. A black mental-health patient, Christopher, is about to…

Beware the baby-snatchers: how social services can ruin your family

6 February 2016 9:00 am

Why many mothers with post-natal depression now dread a visit from social services

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If we really cared about mental health, muzak would be a top priority

30 January 2016 9:00 am

No one is consulted. No one is held to account. No one has the authority to turn it off. How…

Dear Mary: A horrid woman accused me of hogging a spare train seat

12 September 2015 9:00 am

Q. I regularly travel on the Ashford-St Pancras train and usually put my case on the seat next to me…

Losing my son and the end of my life’s summer

5 September 2015 9:00 am

Hedonism, tragedy and me

The troubled ex-informers neglected by MI5

15 August 2015 9:00 am

Is MI5 neglecting its duty towards ex-informers?

Why American psychoanalysts are an endangered species

25 April 2015 9:00 am

America’s psychoanalysts are becoming an endangered species

Could you afford to take a job with the royal family?

4 April 2015 9:00 am

Royally paid Staff at Windsor Castle were balloted in strike action over pay. What can you earn in the royal…

Back to Bedlam: Patrick Skene Catling on the book that makes madness visible

4 April 2015 9:00 am

Madness is an ancient, evidently inscrutable mystery, often regarded with superstitious fear, yet can provide a refuge from reality. Sometimes,…

How we drive our children mad

21 March 2015 9:00 am

If Britain has a crisis in children’s mental health, it’s easy to see why