Bryony Gordon On Coming Out As A ‘Mad Girl’ And Setting Up A Mental Health Peer Support Group

Most people associate obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) with simply being a “neat freak”, but in reality the condition is far darker and can leave sufferers paralysed with fear. Journalist and author Bryony Gordon, who has lived with the condition for the past 22 years, is often convinced she has inflicted harm on those she loves the…

Mum Overwhelmed When Son With Down’s Syndrome Takes Picture Of ‘Guardian Angel’ While On Flight

A mum was overwhelmed with joy when her son with Down’s syndrome captured a photo of his “guardian angel” while on a flight.  Kerri Liles, a photographer from Texas, US, said her seven-year-old son Aasher is non-verbal, but has taken to snapping photos on her phone. Sharing the experience on Facebook on 15 May, she wrote:…

Love In A Hopeless Place: Meet The Couples Who Beat Desperate Situations With Devotion

In a world where violence, fear and insecurity dominate the news, one constant remains. Amid the most challenging of situations, people still manage to fall in love. “I think we can become very cynical,” says Arabella Russell, a counsellor for Relate. “When we hear ‘Love conquers all’ we can easily look at all the examples…

Step-Parents Reveal The Moment They Felt Truly Accepted As Part Of The Family

Building a relationship with stepchildren can be daunting and difficult for everyone. But, with patience, love and determination, you can create a bond that lasts a lifetime. The fairytale stereotypes of wicked stepmothers and the Hollywood tear-jerkers of stepmums who step up don’t deal with the reality of becoming step-parents. The ridiculous rage you can…

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