4 Goes Mad

Ruby Wax at the 4 Goes Mad launch event in London

Next week, starting on Monday at 10pm, Channel 4 launches a bold season challenging mental health stigma and discrimination. Somewhat questionably titled, 4 Goes Mad, the series will take a look at people's perceptions of mental illness, including programme's on OCD and Hoarding.

On Tuesday of this week, OCD-UK's, Ashley Fulwood attended the launch night in London. "I went along not sure what to expect, and I certainly got that feeling of being surrounded by many 'lovies' and 'darling' types of the TV executive world, but dotted amongst the audience were, to be frank, more 'real' people, like myself from various mental health advocacy groups and organisations, such as Mind and Time to Change."

"During the evening, we were shown trailers for three of the programme's, and despite the typical channel 4 outlandish title, the content I viewed looked fascinating and also incredibly moving. We also had a short performance by Ruby Wax (pictured), who very candidly talked about her Depression, who also made the very valid point, but in her imitable hilarious style, 'It doesn't matter if you're well known or if you live in a mud hut, depression loves everybody'. Ruby then joined a panel of guests for a general debate on Mental Health issues, chaired by Jon Snow the panel also included Sue Baker, the director of Time to Change, Dr Paul Litchfield, Chief Medical Officer from BT, and Kevan Jones, the MP who recently ‘came out’ about his past mental health issues."

Article posted on: Thu, 19/07/2012 - 6:28pm

Break Free from OCD - Book Review

Break Free From OCD - Book Review

The press release for the book describes this as a practical guide written by three leading Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) experts which enables you to make sense of your symptoms, and gives a clear plan to help you conquer OCD. The book does not fail to offer just that!

If you believe that Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is primarily a psychological illness and that Cognitive Behavioural Treatment (CBT) holds the key to restoring good health then this is the book for you.

Article posted on: Mon, 02/01/2012 - 5:17pm

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: The Essential Guide - Book Review

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: The Essential Guide

A review by Lucy (OCD sufferer, aged 15).

The book covers many un answered questions about OCD that I have been thinking about and I think it will educate new readers of OCD into the real in site. A few examples of what the book covers is “What causes OCD?”, “Treatment explained” and “Getting help”. These are some of the sections that I found really helpful. It also provides a case study for carer’s and some of the many symptoms which help them understand that the OCD compulsions and obsessions lots of others do as well.

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Article posted on: Thu, 29/09/2011 - 9:59pm

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