A culture of stress?

I’ve been reading a number of articles recently, in addition to the Times one I’ve referred to previously, on the subject of stress and mental health in the City.  Some of these date back to the last financial crisis in 2008 whilst others are very recent.  What struck me was …

To live and fail in the City

In my previous posting (‘Touching the Void’, 18 Nov 11) I cited an article by Tom Whipple on the taboo subject of mental illness amongst high flying City workers.  In it he quotes Neil Brenner, a psychiatrist who specialises in supporting bankers with mental health problems, who says: The City …

Touching the void?

Recently I visited Canary Wharf.  Although I’ve been there a number of times before, this time it felt different.  Perhaps part of this was due to the fact it was a cold, dull and misty November afternoon, which meant the tops of many of the buildings disappeared into the clouds.   …

On being lost for words

For me, this is, ultimately, what brings people to analysis. What does this mean, i.e. to be lost for words? Not being able to speak? Maybe. Or is it rather a matter of being able to speak almost too well – except that nothing is really said at all? Many …