“Food, My Frenemy” AND More on Best 5 Monday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin!

1) Food, My Frenemy

My struggle with a binge eating disorder began at age 12. What followed were years of shame, lies, weight fluctuations and, at one particularly desperate moment, maternity clothes.

2) A Space to Talk

How can services meet the needs of young people who self-harm? A space to talk shares our evaluation of the WISH Centre’s work with young people across several London boroughs, finding that WISH demonstrates success in helping young people who are self-harming to improve their mental health and quality of life.

Through analysing outcome data and speaking to users of WISH services and stakeholders, we found that the WISH Centre’s work makes a difference to young people, by combining counselling and psychotherapy with facilitated peer support and outreach to young people in schools and communities.

3) UK teenagers turn to mobile apps to help with mental ill health

Tens of thousands of young people in Britain who are struggling with their mental health are seeking help online for problems such as anxiety, self-harm and depression.

Soaring numbers of under-18s are turning to apps, online counselling and “mood diaries” to help them manage and recover from conditions that have left them feeling low, isolated and, in some cases, suicidal.

4) Make up your mind(s)!

A pair of cognitive scientists, married for half a century, explain why two argumentative heads can be better than one.

5) My Brother Wants Me to Keep His Depression a Secret

Can a reader honor her sibling’s desire for privacy, even if he’s in really bad shape?

Thank you and see you tomorrow for more articles!

Best Regards,

Vikram


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