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.
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Sunday 21 July 2013
It also makes us more ethical and less selfish, researchers say
Sunday 21 July 2013
British swimmers failed at London Games and if there are no role models the grass roots will suffer
Friday 19 July 2013
More than a third of patients had to wait more than six weeks to access memory tests after being referred by a GP
Wednesday 17 July 2013
The swamps to the east of New Orleans are an exciting place for a boy. Nine-year-old Terence "Skid" Beaumont is the youngest of four brothers. His father, Alrick, decided to build a shack here, prompted by a vision after a drunken bender. He was convinced he was set to make a killing from his property speculation, because New Orleans was bound to expand over the mire. That never happened and so the Beaumonts are stuck in the mud.
Tuesday 16 July 2013
Is the favourite suffering psychologically as he chases his 15th major? Not a bit of it, he tells Kevin Garside at Muirfield
Friday 12 July 2013
We carried a selection and you responded in kind - here are our favourite 25
Thursday 11 July 2013
Test breakthrough links man who confessed to the 1960s killing spree with the final victim
Chile president Sebastián Piñera sparks outrage by praising 'maturity' of rape victim aged 11 for keeping baby
Wednesday 10 July 2013
Psychologist criticises Sebastián Piñera, saying girl compared her baby to 'a doll' in TV interview
Tuesday 09 July 2013
Judge said it may have been a crazy scheme, ‘but it was a very real plan’
Emergency hotline should be set up for depressed footballers at risk of suicide, says PFA chairman Clarke Carlisle
Monday 08 July 2013
PFA and FA to hold urgent talks with Premier League and Football League to improve support for players suffering mental illness
Sunday 30 June 2013
It may be cheap, but getting your parents to look after your children may be storing up trouble, Roger Dobson discovers
Friday 28 June 2013
Art is set to collide with new-age therapies when the Mexican artist Pedro Reyes brings Sanatorium to the Whitechapel Gallery next week. His installation, ranging across five “treatment rooms”, will function as a clinic that offers a series of “self-discovery” sessions. Visitors temporarily become “patients” when they sign up for an activity, which will be administered by 30 quasi-instructors trained by Reyes.
Thursday 27 June 2013
Texas has marked a sombre moment in criminal justice, executing its 500th inmate since it resumed capital punishment in 1982.
Moors murderer Ian Brady breaks his silence after 47 years: 'I killed for the existential experience'
Wednesday 26 June 2013
75-year-old breaks 47-year silence as he tells mental health tribunal of mixing with criminals from Krays to Great Train Robbers and IRA terrorists
Tuesday 25 June 2013
Former BBC Breakfast presenter Sian Williams has revealed that she stopped watching the show because she became too critical.
The food poverty scandal that shames Britain: Nearly 1m people rely on handouts to eat – and benefit reforms may be to blame
Scottish independence: It is the English who should be on their knees, begging the Scots to vote ‘No’
Nigel Farage fatigue? Half of voters ‘immune’ to Ukip’s appeal
'Sinful': Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy comes under attack
Nigel Farage: I’m taking on the status quo, and the Establishment’s fighting back
Refugee facing deportation from Sweden saved by fellow passengers refusing to let plane leave
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