Lydia Smith

Lydia Smith

Freelance journalist

Lydia Smith is an award-winning journalist and feature writer who has written extensively on women's health, mental health and human rights.
 
She had worked for national newspapers and magazines, including the Independent, Telegraph, New Statesman, Stylist, NetDoctor, Refinery29, Vice and others.

Recent articles

How borderline personality disorder affects your life

How borderline personality disorder affects your life Feature

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) - also called emotionally unstable personality disorder - is a mood condition that can affect how someone interacts with other …

What you need to know about sexual consent

What you need to know about sexual consent Feature

It has been a year since the #MeToo movement sparked an unprecedented conversation around sexual harassment and assault. In 2017, dozens of people came forward with …

What it's like to experience psychosis

What it's like to experience psychosis Feature

Psychosis, also called a psychotic episode, is a mental health problem which describes when someone experiences reality in a different way to those around them. …

Why is there still stigma around antidepressants?

Why is there still stigma around antidepressants? Feature

Thanks to more of us talking openly about mental illness and the impact it has on so many lives, an increasing number of people are reaching out for help and treatment. …

Is women's pain taken seriously?

Is women's pain taken seriously? Feature

Diagnosing the source of pain is not always easy. Without a visual cue like a cut, sprain or broken bone, recognising and treating pain relies on the patient …