“Genes Do Shape Behaviours But It’s Complicated” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Wired that way: genes do shape behaviours but it’s complicated Many of our psychological traits are innate in origin. There is overwhelming evidence from twin, family and general population studies that all manner of personality traits, as well as things such as … More “Genes Do Shape Behaviours But It’s Complicated” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

“A History of Delusions” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) A History of Delusions A multipart podcast on BBC where an experimental psychologist Daniel Freeman explores cases of delusion. 2) Suicide is declining almost everywhere Globally, the rate has fallen by 38% from its peak in 1994. As a result, over 4m … More “A History of Delusions” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

What Does It Mean to be Called a ‘Monster’? AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) What does it mean to be called a ‘monster’? On March 29 2016, the archivist Amy Proctor stood in a temperature-controlled strongroom in the London Metropolitan Archive and tried not to feel daunted by the task ahead of her. She was surrounded … More What Does It Mean to be Called a ‘Monster’? AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

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

“Men and Mental Health” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Men and Mental Health In England, around 1 in 8 men have a common mental health problem.1 However, men may be reluctant to seek support for their mental health or disclose mental health problems to loved ones. While many of the same … More “Men and Mental Health” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

“5 Ways To Show Your Kids The Importance Of Mental Health” AND More on Best 5 Thursday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) 5 Little Ways To Show Your Kids The Importance Of Mental Health When children scrape their knees, they know it’s an injury that needs to be treated. But when they suffer from something mentally, they might not know it’s just as important … More “5 Ways To Show Your Kids The Importance Of Mental Health” AND More on Best 5 Thursday Reads

“Can We Prevent Suicides?” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Let’s begin! 1) Suicide Prevention with Professor Rory O’Connor Professor Rory O’Connor is the Director of the Suicide Behaviour Research Laboratory in Glasgow and one of the world’s leading experts on tackling suicide. Suicide is a complex topic with no easy answers but it … More “Can We Prevent Suicides?” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads