• Life with Borderline Personality Disorder (Short Film) | BBC Stories

    Life with Borderline Personality Disorder (Short Film) | BBC Stories

    Hi everybody. So on Saturday I went to meet a friend and after I met my friend I began to get into a crisis and it escalated quite quickly and I became very upset and very scared. And so I ended up going to A and E. So here, it’s kind of a crow when it happens when those self-harm and suicidal thoughts come over, I thought it was a bit like having a bird come over me and come down on me and kind of like start flapping at me and attacking me and start taking over me and pecking at me. There are lots of good reasons why…

  • ‘Why Did Our Sons Have to Die?’ (Short Documentary) | BBC Stories

    ‘Why Did Our Sons Have to Die?’ (Short Documentary) | BBC Stories

    He didn’t have to die that day if things were done properly he would still be here with us. There was a complete breakdown in the care of people in training. If they don’t start learning there’s going to be other deaths, and I don’t want other parents to go through this. I would rather have my son not being classed as a preventable death. The same accident happens again and again and again. That just has to stop. It cannot continue to happen like that. He loved being in the Army and he wanted to join the reserve SAS. It’s not what we wanted to hear but he was…

  • How seven kids came back from the dead – BBC Stories

    How seven kids came back from the dead – BBC Stories

    In that moment I thought ‘OK, now I’m going to die.’ This man comes running towards us. And he repeats the same words. They’re all dead. They’re all dead. They’re all dead. They felt cold. They were ice cold. They’re clinically dead… young teenagers. I remember now. It was… so freezing – it was so cold. And there was… ice on the water. Yeah. Sorry. It was hard weather. It was very windy. The boat flipped in the middle of the sea. Then… all the people fell out. I landed under the boat. And when I came… up from the water… the nightmare began. Everybody was screaming and everything was……

  • ‘Gym harassment is not a compliment’ BBC Stories

    ‘Gym harassment is not a compliment’ BBC Stories

    Every day millions of us get our gear on and head to the gym. But why is it that some people are being made to feel uncomfortable when they get there? Many will have seen, heard of, or even experienced harassment at the gym. A quick look on social media shows just how common this type of behaviour is in gyms across the world. A recent survey of women in the U.S. by website FitRated suggests up to seven in 10 women have had an experience at the gym that made them feel uncomfortable. This includes being watched, flirted with, being given unsolicited exercise advice, being followed, sexually harassed, having…

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    Childbirth & maternity: Does the UK have a race problem? BBC Stories

    I’ve not had one person that I can be like: ‘Oh they were lovely,I’m so glad I had them during my baby journey’,because they’ve all just beenpretty rubbish.We know that black women are much more likely to havesevere complications than white womenso it’s clearly a really important area to focus on and work out why.The difficulty is that there is no one easy answer. It’s actually a very complex picture.Like I don’t want to believe that I’m being treated a certain way because ofhow I look.I’m Mars Lord and I am a birth doula.When you start to talk about the way you felt you’ve been treatedand people say: ‘No, it’s…

  • ‘I thought I’d killed someone’ BBC Stories

    ‘I thought I’d killed someone’ BBC Stories

    I lie on my bed and think I’ve killed someone, and I can lieon my bed for three months at a time, four months at a time.The realisation that I actually haven’t done anythingcan come up to six, seven months later.Connor has battled for a long timewith his condition.And there comes a point wherehow long can you battle, you know, how long can you fight these intrusive thoughts.Well the outcome of OCD if it’s left untreated varies.But for most people it will become a chronic conditionand it could go on for many years to come if you don’t do anything about it.The feedback that we’ve had from patients is that…

  • “I stabbed someone to get into a white supremacy gang” BBC Stories

    “I stabbed someone to get into a white supremacy gang” BBC Stories

    Ok, these were drawn in the…the Trump campaign.‘Trump, do the white thing’.Black people – they think they have a bad deal.They think the police somehowdiscriminate against them?Because of their innate behaviour?Their propensity for violence against white people?Do you think African Americans have an innate propensity to violence?Of course, there’s…There’s no question about it.Compared to whites.How does it feel?I don’t like it – I just don’t like it.You know – I justI just don’t agree with –Even on diversity, huh?Well, I think diversity is a brilliant thing.I think diversity is great.Diversity is you and me in this truck.This is diversity.So, you’re not having such a terrible time, are you?No, I’m having…

  • World War A – When Aliens Attack | Full Documentary

    World War A – When Aliens Attack | Full Documentary

    For thousands of years mankind has questioned the existence of extraterrestrial life in our universeSooner or later. We’re going to see some kind of signs of extraterrestrial life. We need to prepareThe chances that aliens exist in some form is highly probableI think it’s entirely likely that there’s intelligent life somewhere in the universeToday astronomers are already sending messages into spaceBut what if these messages are perceived as threats and aliens believe humans aren’t the enemy?If they arrived as conquerors it could be the end of planet Earth as we know it is an invasionIs an invasion inevitable?It would be like Godzilla meeting BambiThink is almost a hundred percent chance…

  • The trans electrologist providing cheap hair removal – BBC Stories

    The trans electrologist providing cheap hair removal – BBC Stories

    I saw that there was a strong need for something like thisin the trans community and I decided to justHair removal is a really important service for trans peopleand it’s a thing that can be challenging to access in the UK.It’s very expensive,and then when you can afford it, sometimes it can beI’ve had close friends of mine bedirectly asked to leave a clinic and told thatthey don’t treat trans people there.So I decided to train as an electrologist and set up my own place in Manchester.It’s partly about creating a space where someone can feel safe,and feel understood,and that would allow each trans personto choose the rate that they…

  • ‘Am I too gay for God?’ BBC Stories

    ‘Am I too gay for God?’ BBC Stories

    I am the Reverend…Jide Macaulay.I am a minister in the Church of England.And, I’m a proudly out gay man.I’m very happy with both sides of who I am.But I’ve arrived at a crossroads.As a minister, I can be openly gay.But actually having sex with my partneris strictly forbidden.My partner lives in Nigeriawhere being gay could cost him his freedomor even his life.I love you.And I am missing you.You know I love you too.I love you all the time.I just hope to see you soon.I was born in London but I grew up in Nigeriawhere my father still lives.My father runs the second largest united – Bible universityor theological college in…