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Listed below is mental health comment SANE has published in the last 18 months. Please refer to the media centre archive for additional material.


Leading health bodies recommend decriminalising drugs
16th Jun 2016
A new report by two leading public health groups recommends that personal possession and use of all illegal drugs should be decriminalised. Taking A New Line On Drugs, published by...
Police put child with neurological disability in handcuffs, leg restraints and a spit hood
09th Jun 2016
Sussex Police used handcuffs, leg restraints and a spitting hood on an 11-year-old girl with neurological disability, according to a new report released by the Independen...
Most antidepressant drugs are ineffective for children and teens, says study
08th Jun 2016
A study published by Lancet medical journal has found that most antidepressant drugs are ineffective for children and teens. Experts say that out of 14 drugs tested, only fluoxiten...
The Musician Capturing the Sounds of Schizophrenia
06th Jun 2016
Rob Bayley is a writer, producer and musician who has worked with mental health charity SANE for many years as a fundraiser and spokesman. Here, he discusses his latest p...
How Rebecca manages schizoaffective disorder without mental health services
20th May 2016
For Mental Health Awareness Week, we've asked people to tell us about the relationships that have helped them in their recovery. For Rebecca, it was the social connections she deve...
Rose Walters on battling anorexia: “Without my parents’ perseverance, I most definitely would have died or killed myself”
20th May 2016
This Mental Health Awareness Week, Rose Walters tells SANE how her struggle with anorexia would have been too much to bear without the support of her parents. At the age of 14, Ros...
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