“Beautiful fake smile. All it takes is a beautiful fake smile to hide an injured soul and they will never notice how broken you really are.” - Robin Williams

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Most Common Mental Health Problems

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    Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems—problems at work, in your personal relationships, and in the overall quality of your life.
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    Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe. Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life – for example, you may feel worried and anxious about sitting an exam, medical test or job interview.
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    Depression is a common mental health problem that causes people to experience low mood, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, low energy, and poor concentration.
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    Loneliness is a complex and usually unpleasant emotional response to isolation and includes anxious feelings about a lack of connection or communication with other beings, both in the present and extending into the future.
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    Paranoia is the irrational and persistent feeling that people are 'out to get you'. The three main types of paranoia include paranoid personality disorder, delusional disorder and paranoid schizophrenia.
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    Panic Attacks

    A panic attack is a feeling of sudden and intense anxiety. Panic attacks can also have physical symptoms, including shaking, feeling disorientated, nausea, rapid, irregular heartbeats, dry mouth, breathlessness, etc.
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    Self-esteem reflects an individual's overall subjective emotional evaluation of their own worth. It is the decision made by an individual as an attitude towards the self.
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    Self-harm, also known as self-injury, is defined as the intentional, direct injuring of body tissue, done without suicidal intentions.
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    Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure. Pressure turns into stress when you feel unable to cope. People have different ways of reacting to stress.
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Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity.

We empower students and members of the university community to look after their own mental health, support others and create change. Together we will transform the state of student mental health so that all in higher education can thrive.

Our Peer Support Programmes

At Student Minds, we believe that it helps to talk. But we also know that it can be hard to get started. We run groups so that students experiencing mental health difficulties have access to a supportive environment in which they can talk about life, university and what they are doing to keep their lives on track.


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If you need someone to talk to, we listen. We won't judge or tell you what to do.

Talk to us on the phone - whatever you're going through, call us free any time, from any phone, on 116 123.

If you phone us, we will answer with something like "Samaritans, can I help you?" We listen to you and help you talk through your concerns, worries and troubles. We'll focus on your thoughts and feelings, and may ask questions to help you explore how you feel. We won't make decisions for you, our advice or opinions are not important for the call.


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PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.

Suicide is the biggest killer of young people – male and female – under 35 in the UK. Every year many thousands more attempt or contemplate suicide, harm themselves or suffer alone, afraid to speak openly about how they are feeling.

We exist to reduce the number of young people who take their own lives by shattering the stigma around suicide and equipping young people and their communities with the skills to recognise and respond to suicidal behaviour.

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SAMH is the Scottish Association for Mental Health
The Mental Health Foundation Scotland

“Being transgender isn’t medical transition. It’s a process of learning to love yourself for who you are.” – Jazz Jennings

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Transgender Students and Mental Health Support

Individuals who identify as transgender tend to experience higher rates of mental health issues than the general population. According to a study published in the July 2016 edition of The Lancet, offers significant evidence that the "distress and impairment, considered essential characteristics of mental disorders" among transgender individuals primarily arises in response to the discrimination, stigma, lack of acceptance, and abuse they face on an unfortunately regular basis.

Transgender Mental Health Services:
LGBT Transgender support
Scottish Trans
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