James Longman
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'Did I inherit mental illness?'

When James Longman was nine, his father - who had schizophrenia - killed himself.

James, who suffers from depression himself, has often wondered whether there is a genetic link in mental health.

He met scientists at King's College London who are developing a technique to help patients improve their mental health.

Read James's story here.

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  • 11 May 2016