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‘I was addicted to painkillers for nine years’

She is a journalist, wife and mother but Punteha van Terheyden has also carried a terrible secret for almost a decade - painkiller addiction.

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The rise of #metoo in the gym

A worrying trend in men harassing women while they exercise is threatening our safety and comfort.  Samantha O'Brien reports - and we hear frightening #metoo in the gym stories from Healthista readers

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‘Antidepressants saved me from breakdown – so I’m staying on them’

After four years and one disastrous attempt to stop, author and high profile blogger Michelle Thomas (pictured) is convinced the drugs do work

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Friendship therapy – Falling out with a friend

Katy Perry and Taylor Swift are friends again. But what about real world friendships? Healthista psychotherapist Sally Brown provides a detailed, useful answer to a complex friendship problem

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‘Sexual shame destroyed my mental health – here’s how burlesque helped’

Priscilla Tonka was raised in a religious cult and grew up filled with with sexual shame which eventually triggered a mental breakdown. But burlesque helped conquer her demons

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12 things this model wants you to know about the dark side of fashion

Leanne Maskell became a top fashion model at just 13.  But alongside the glamour, she was exposed to financial, emotional and sexual exploitation, she reveals in her new book The Model Manifesto

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