Rachel Hobbs

Rachel Hobbs is a freelance writer and works in health communications

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Should we be worried about the rise of antidepressants?

Mental health funding has been cut for three years in a row, while demand is increasing. With news that prescriptions for antidepressants in Britain have doubled over the last 10 years, some say this shows people are being medicated unnecessarily, but is it that simple?

World Mental Health Day 2014: The misconceptions broken down

Been affected by mental illness? You are not alone. We all have mental health that needs to be taken care of, in the same way we all have physical health

Robin Williams in California in 2007, to promote his film ‘License To Wed’

Understanding depression: the myths and facts

The death of Robin Williams' highlights the importance of understanding depression

Jonny Benjamin (left) and Neil Laybourn meet after Mr Benjamin launched a campaign to find the stranger who stopped him from taking his life in 2008.

Schizophrenia: the most misunderstood mental illness?

Earlier this year Jonny Benjamin set up a nationwide search to #findmike, the stranger who talked him out of taking his own life on Waterloo bridge. People told him he ‘didn’t look like a schizophrenic’ - so what do people imagine?

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The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

Charles Kennedy was consistently a man of the centre-left, dedicated to social justice, but was also a champion of liberty and an opponent of the nanny-state, says Baroness Williams
Syria civil war: The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of this endless conflict

The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of Syria's endless civil war

Sahar Qanbar lost her mother and brother as civilians and government soldiers fought side by side after being surrounded by brutal Islamist fighters. Robert Fisk visited her
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How streaming is changing everything we know about making music
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Jewish and black soldiers who fought in WWI finally receive medals after claims of discrimination
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Nervous Sir Bradley ready for pain as he prepares to attempt cycling's World Hour Record
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On your feet!

Spending half the day standing 'reduces risk of heart attacks and cancer'
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The big NHS question

Why are there so few new GPs when so many want to study medicine?
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Thurston Moore interview

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From leading man to Elephant Man

Bradley Cooper is terrific