Shrien Dewani, who is accused of organising the murder of his wife Anni, has lost a High Court bid to block his extradition to South Africa until he is fit to stand trial.
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Friday 31 January 2014
For a long time, the mentally ill were dumb and mute in literature. Inarticulacy surrounded those lumped together as Bedlamites: Jane Eyre’s classic “madwoman” in the attic, for instance, served as little more than a plot device, a thing to fear and loathe that got in the way of a Gothic romance.
Thursday 30 January 2014
A quarter of suicides occur within three months of discharge from hospital, a major study in Scotland has found.
Wednesday 29 January 2014
The NHS in England is not doing enough to look after the health of its staff, doctors have warned, as a report found that nearly half of NHS trusts do not have a mental wellbeing policy in place for their employees.
Mohammed Asghar case: Mentally ill Briton sentenced to death in Pakistan for blasphemy continues to deteriorate
Tuesday 28 January 2014
Paranoid schizophrenic Mohammed Asghar is described as “pale, dehydrated, shaking and barely lucid"
Monday 27 January 2014
High levels of personal debt in Britain could be creating a health time bomb, according to research showing a strong link between financial problems and low mental well-being in older people.
Sunday 26 January 2014
Almost 700 children detained under the Mental Health Act have been put in police cells over the last two years
Tuesday 21 January 2014
Nathan Filer's debut novel recently won the Costa First Novel Award. Written by a psychiatric nurse, it is a tragi-comic look at a man's descent into schizophrenia. The novel is written from the point of view of 19-year-old Matthew, who starts off recalling a holiday 10 years earlier with his parents and brother Simon, who had Down's syndrome. We learn early on that Simon died during that holiday, though we don't find out exactly how until later.
Monday 20 January 2014
While the Government is saying all the right things, the reality on the ground simply does not match up to the rhetoric
If they really want to help young people with mental health problems, Government must put their money where their mouth is
Monday 20 January 2014
Spending on early intervention, preventative measures and a joined-up approach to treatment is the only option if we want to see a real improvement
Monday 20 January 2014
Children are living in an “unprecedented toxic climate” in which they skip meals to stay thin, are bombarded by pornographic images and fear they will be failures amid a “continuous onslaught of stress at school”, according to research published today.
Thursday 16 January 2014
Many allegations are likely to be 'malicious', insist teachers' unions
Wednesday 15 January 2014
Stephen Fry, Spike Milligan, Paul Merton and David Walliams have all talked openly about their experiences with mental health problems
Tuesday 14 January 2014
A man who was stopped from jumping off a bridge by a stranger more than half a decade ago has now launched a campaign to find the man who saved his life.
Sunday 12 January 2014
Schools urged to do more for LGBT pupils, as 4 in 10 admit to suicidal thoughts
Tuesday 07 January 2014
One person visited accident and emergency 234 times in a single year
Sales of the tablet are set to fall again, say analysts
Met Police confirm there was a 'minor disturbance' and that no-one was arrested
George Lucas criticises the major Hollywood film studios
Does Chris Grayling realise what a vague concept he is dealing with?
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver allegedly kicks gay couple off for kissing
Amal Alamuddin calls for the return of the Elgin Marbles from Britain: 'Injustice has persisted for too long'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
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