Mental Health

Midlife for women brings its own challenges when it comes to mental health. Read about the challenges and triumphs we experience.

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My PMDD living hell

Sachini Imbuldeniya struggled for years with debilitating symptoms. One day, she discovered they had a name

Books that got me through my dark night

Reading can get your though the tough times in life, says Sam Baker, including menopause.

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Skin hunger: Understanding the need to be touched

Lynn Ruth Miller has a satisfying life. She just needs to be touched.

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Can I stop being resilient now please?

Children, parents, careers and homes — the stuff of midlife comes with one hell of a to-do list and a mandate to just keep going. Must we handle it all?

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How my husband fell apart during lockdown

Amanda Easter suffers the side-effects of the pandemic

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Cold water swimming cured my panic attacks

Breathing, immersion in freezing lakes and comraderie helped Sharing Miranda Bailey heal herself

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Coming to Britain let us reinvent what a woman could be

Our lives in the UK are now unrecognisable to those of our mothers says Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

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I lost the job I'd had for 23 years. My world fell apart but now I am glad

Losing her job left Noon editor Eleanor Mills at sea. But then she discovered something new

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There is life after drink... why sobriety is a blast

Giving up alcohol proved inspirational for the BBC presenter and author Janey Lee Grace

'I left my life to work at a magic mushroom retreat'

Denise Rue felt she'd lived small...then left her comfortable life to work at a magic mushroom retreat in Jamaica

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