Lydia Smith

Lydia Smith

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What you need to know about sexual consent

What you need to know about sexual consent Feature

It has been a year since the #MeToo movement sparked an unprecedented conversation around sexual harassment and assault. In 2017, dozens of people came forward with …

What it's like to experience psychosis

What it's like to experience psychosis Feature

Psychosis, also called a psychotic episode, is a mental health problem which describes when someone experiences reality in a different way to those around them. …

Why is there still stigma around antidepressants?

Why is there still stigma around antidepressants? Feature

Thanks to more of us talking openly about mental illness and the impact it has on so many lives, an increasing number of people are reaching out for help and treatment. …

Is women's pain taken seriously?

Is women's pain taken seriously? Feature

Diagnosing the source of pain is not always easy. Without a visual cue like a cut, sprain or broken bone, recognising and treating pain relies on the patient …

What it's really like to have OCD

What it's really like to have OCD Feature

Many of us have intrusive, unwanted thoughts sometimes, but we manage to brush them aside without them affecting our lives. But around three-quarters of a million …