A thoughtful piece as always from Stephen Fry, discussing his experience of depression. Fry was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in 1995 after suffering a nervous breakdown.
There comes a time when the blankness of future is so extreme. It is such a black wall of nothingness. Not even of bad things.- it's not like it's a cave full of monsters that you're afraid of entering, it is just nothingness. 'Néant' as the French would say: the void, the emptiness. And it is just horrible."
In this short film from the Mental Health Foundation, Kathy Andrews talks about how she came to practise mindfulness with Professor Mark Williams. This practice has given her invaluable techniques to help overcome her depression.MORE
In this short excerpt from a PBS documentary, behavioral scientist Dr Peter Whybrow, author of 'American Mania: When Too Much Is Not Enough', talks about the perils of a fast-paced, consumer-driven lifestyle and why it's not the key to happiness.MORE
Mark Williams, a professor of clinical psychology at Oxford University, talks about Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.MORE
A short film by TV production student, Andrew Moore, documenting the personal stories of two OCD sufferers, Michelle and Mary-Jo.MORE