The MQ Open Mind podcast has launched, the series will be looking at the science behind mental health and its potential to transform lives.
Is depression caused by the immune system? What does it feel like to live with social anxiety? Could an algorithm end the trial-and-error approach to mental health treatment?
These are some of the questions taken on so far in MQ Open Mind. The podcasts include talks with people who have faced the reality of mental illness, from social anxiety to bipolar. They discuss the challenges they’ve had to overcome and their hopes for the future. They’re joined by researchers talking about the cutting-edge science which could transform the lives of people like them.
Episodes released so far:
- Episode 1 - Could problems with our immune system cause depression?
- Episode 2 - Could an algorithm end the trial-and-error approach to mental health treatment?
- Episode 3 - The reality of life with social anxiety and the app that could help
In future episodes MQ will explore the research taking on mental illness and speak to the people it could help. Subscribe to hear from a neuroscientist who was diagnosed with depression, a firefighter’s struggle with PTSD, the researcher who’s tackling mental health in emergency workers, and lots more.