NHS study finds 12.6% of women aged 16-24 screen positive for PTSD, 19.7% self-harm and 28.2% have a mental health condition. Those aged between 16 and 24 are described as the ‘first cohort to come of age in social media ubiquity’. Photograph: Ian Canham/Alamy Sexual violence, childhood trauma and pressures from social media are being.. read more →

CHILDREN living in a home blighted by domestic abuse suffer trauma similar to soldiers at war, the head of a scheme to help youngsters said today (THURS) As Operation Encompass, a police scheme to alert schools when pupils are affected by violence or abuse, was launched in Stockton, former superintendent Shane Sellers said youngsters needed.. read more →

Ask artist Gemma Correll, and she’ll tell you living with anxiety is like living in a real-life horror movie. Actually, don’t ask her — simply click on her recent comic book-style illustrations and you’ll see an anxiety attack can begin when someone decides to call you instead of text. The illustrations are based on Correll’s own “anxieties and neuroticisms,” she.. read more →