Post-Referendum Depression

Originally posted on History Matters, the University of Sheffield History Department’s blog, on 1 July 2016. By Julie Gottlieb The terms whirling around this referendum campaign have been that voting for Brexit is an act of immense self-harm and suicide. David Cameron himself had warned that leaving the EU would be an act of “economic self-harm”, and European Commission President Jean-Claude… Read more →

Has Mental Illness Always Been Stigmatised in Modern Britain? Newspapers and The Munich Crisis

Originally posted on History Matters, the University of Sheffield History Department’s blog, on 30 November 2017. By Lee Norton Recently, the mental health charity Heads Together celebrated its first year of campaigning.  Launched in May 2016 by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, alongside Prince Harry, its main initiative was to ‘tackle stigma and change the conversation on mental health.’ Standing before an audience… Read more →