Living With Schizophrenia

LWS Speaking Out


Suicide

Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

November was men’s health month and much attention on social media was given to men’s health issues like cancer and suicide. In September we also saw the publication by the UK Office for National Statistics of the suicide figures for 2017 which showed a modest but very welcome drop in the death toll. Suicide is […]


New Booklet for Doctors

Posted: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Many people don’t realise this but doctors in general medicine such as family doctors and doctors in emergency departments of hospitals still get only very basic training in helping people with mental health conditions. Yet they are often the first clinician that people with schizophrenia will have contact with when they are in crisis and […]


Homelessness

Posted: Thursday, July 5th, 2018

One wonders just what foreign visitors must think about the increasing numbers of rough sleeping homeless people seen around the centres of every large town and city in the UK. And this issue is getting worse with rough sleeper numbers up by 169 percent since 2010 according to homeless charity Crisis. What is also clear […]


New Lancet Study: Do Antidepressants Work?

Posted: Sunday, February 25th, 2018

In the headlines this week was an announcement about a major new study into antidepressant medication. The research, published in the UK medical journal The Lancet, looked at a range of previous studies carried out around the world and assessed the effectiveness of 21 commonly prescribed antidepressants. In most cases antidepressants worked better than a […]


Carers And Relatives

Schizophrenia Carers and Relatives Posted: Monday, December 4th, 2017

Media coverage of schizophrenia, whether sympathetic or hostile, often tends to focus on sufferers. Yet a considerable amount of the burden of an episode of schizophrenia also falls on the relatives and carers who are often overlooked by the press reports. The problems that carers and relatives face has recently been studied by the Hong […]