13 Reasons Why – Is Suicide Trivialised?
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13 Reasons Why – Is Suicide Trivialised?

Why “13 Reasons Why” Has Sparked Controversy Mental health organisations have criticised Netflix for their latest original series 13 Reasons Why.  The shows protagonist takes her own life, leaving behind a set of pre-recorded tapes to various recipients with the intent to enlighten how that person contributed to her act.  Viewers learn that her suicide…

Emetophobia – How can therapy help?
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Emetophobia – How can therapy help?

In a recent article from BBC News we learnt of a young woman’s fear of vomiting, also known as Emetophobia which affects thousands of people in the UK.  Emetophobes have a fear of vomiting, seeing others being sick, feeling nauseous or seeing vomitus – the phobia is often characterised by avoidance behaviours for example the…

Olympian Jack Green on Mental Health Care

Olympian Jack Green on Mental Health Care

Sprint athlete, Jack Green is representing Team GB in Rio and earlier last week qualified to compete in the semi-finals of the 400m hurdles.  Speaking with the BBC shortly after qualifying, Green commented on the mental and physical difficulties of the sport and stated he had made “steps forward” in relation to improving his mental…

Big Brother – Unethical Psychology On Our TV Screens?

Big Brother – Unethical Psychology On Our TV Screens?

  Inspired by George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, in short Big Brother is a game show in which strangers live with each other, isolated from the outside world, instructed by Big Brother in various tasks and assignments for the entertainment of the public and nominate one another each week for eviction by public vote – eventually…

How to Help Zayn Malik’s Performance Anxiety

How to Help Zayn Malik’s Performance Anxiety

Former One Directioner, Zayn Malik has pulled out of Capital’s Summertime Ball due to anxiety. In a message to fans, Zayn has expressed his struggle quoting the ‘magnitude of the event’ has caused him to suffer the worst anxiety of his career. Performance anxiety is very common and while low level anxiety can be productive…

Why do Football Fans Riot? – A Psychologists’ View

Why do Football Fans Riot? – A Psychologists’ View

The UEFA Euro 2016 is just a few days old, yet violence, clashes between fans and riots have been plentiful in the host city of Marseille, France. On Saturday after England drew with Russia, fans broke over barricades in place to separate them from one another. A brawl ensued with many injured taken to hospital,…