Eleanor Segall

London, UK

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The ‘Beast from the East’ put homelessness under the spotlight in February and March as rough sleepers faced freezing conditions. But a more persistent problem among homeless people, which is little talked about, is the prevalence of mental health issues.

As someone wit...


According to the mental health charity, Mind, 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. In England alone, 1 in 6 people report experiencing depression or anxiety every single week. Eleanor Segall is one of those six, having lived with...

Four years ago, I experienced a severe psychosis as part of a manic episode of my bipolar disorder. I was agitated, talking very fast, unable to sit still and had racing thoughts and delusions.  I believed I was in danger from other people. I was then admitted through...



Growing up in the UK Jewish community, we didn’t have much education about mental illness. Luckily this has changed and the community is now leading the way in terms of talking about the issue and battling the stigma against it.

As an example, I volunteer for the char...


Time To Talk Day, marked on 1 February, gives everyone the opportunity to open up about mental health. It’s a subject close to my heart, because it took me 11 years to talk openly about the fact I have bipolar disorder and anxiety.

My story begins in 2003, when, aged 1...

 (image: Phebe Lou Morson for Metro.co.uk)



Mental health in young children came to the forefront of the news agenda when the Duchess of Cambridge announced the Mentally Healthy Schools programme in association with Heads Together and other charities.   The programme i...

 (image: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)



At age 15, I was referred to a psychiatrist for a serious episode of depression and anxiety (later known to be bipolar disorder). With parental permission, I was put on an anti-psychotic medication olanzapine, to calm my mind. Me...

I sat on my hospital bed under the thin, green blanket, feeling spaced out and exhausted. I had been in a psychiatric hospital for four months and was taking a lot of sedating medications.
 

I was admitted due to a sudden and severe bipolar manic episode– where everythi...

December 4, 2017

When I was 15, I started suffering from depression and anxiety. My heart would race, I couldn’t sleep and it was so debilitating I had to take six weeks off school in my GCSE year. I still got my GCSEs and I recovered for a while.

However the following months were fil...

I am very excited to be writing my first article for Equilibrium. In this article I will discuss stigma and life with bipolar.

I have lived with bipolar disorder for thirteen years, having been diagnosed at just sixteen years old. The illness runs in my family, but it...

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