Mental health

Why students are depressed

Submitted by AWL on Wed, 15/05/2019 - 07:54
student

A recent survey of university students has found alarming rates of anxiety, self harm and substance abuse. Of the 38,000 students surveyed by the Insight Network, 87.7% said they struggle with anxiety, 50.3% have thoughts of self-harm, and 44.7% use alcohol or drugs to deal with their problems. Rates of mental distress are highest among second and third year students.

There are some reasons that we can rule out as being the cause of this mental distress.

Letters

Submitted by AWL on Wed, 08/05/2019 - 12:45
for the many

Let's be honest. Even if Labour had a good line on Brexit, a better leadership, a PLP not out to sabotage it, and all the rest, a majority Labour government will be hard to win. Unless other fronts are opened in the class struggle to break the barriers.

Letters

Submitted by AWL on Wed, 01/05/2019 - 12:44

One of the people who joined us on our 18 April protest at the Israeli Embassy against Netanyahu’s plan to annex Area C on the West Bank queried some of the text on our leaflet.

She didn’t dispute that the “right of return” to Israel of all six million descendants of the 1947-9 refugees is neither workable nor just (since it could not happen without the conquest and displacement of the Israeli Jews). But, she said, we should uphold the “right of return” *to the West Bank*.

Economic and ideological

Submitted by martin on Tue, 30/04/2019 - 16:23
Mental health

A response to the book review by Todd Hamer of 'The Inner Level' by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett

To challenge the notion that economic inequalities causing status anxiety are the only drivers of mental health problems within capitalism I would like to use a personal example and then broaden that out to include a more generalised view of psychotic disorders that go beyond the more common mental health conditions of anxiety and depression.

LUL's Shameful Treatment of Assault Victim

Submitted by Tubeworker on Thu, 21/02/2019 - 13:57

The Employment Tribunal had some choice words for London Underground Ltd as it found the company to have unfairly dismissed Sharma Jagrup after he was assaulted at work. The Tribunal has ordered LUL to reinstate Sharma to his CSS2 post on the Central Line, with all his back pay and pension contributions restored.

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