I talk about my diagnosis because I want others like me to know they are not alone and that they can accomplish great things if they keep trying – and show themselves a little self-love. We are taught by society to be ashamed of ourselves or live in fear of ourselves, but if we own […]
@Social_anx is a Twitter page sharing relatable stories, polls and anonymous submissions about social anxiety. In this article, I interview the person behind the Twitter handle on their own experience having this illness, as well as their views and advice surrounding broader issues in mental health. In their own words, here is a brief introduction: I’ve […]
“I believe [negative thoughts] can be recognised as the sometimes random ticker tape message of the brain” The following interview was carried out between myself and a Psychotherapist named Dan. I ask Dan about his ideas surrounding issues in mental health, and he responds with his own understanding and experience of such issues, as […]
Joséphine Mwanvua runs a motivational mental health blog dedicated to “guiding you through mental rehabilitation from depression and anxiety”. In the following interview, I ask Joséphine about her own experience of mental illness and stigma, as well as her ideas on how we can eradicate such stigma through education and providing support to those suffering.
Charlotte Underwood is an author from Norfolk, England. In her first publication, ‘After Suicide’, Charlotte gives a personal account of the events surrounding her father’s suicide, and the subsequent process of grief and recovery she underwent. Charlotte endeavours to fight mental health stigma through telling her story and supporting those who struggle, letting them know […]
“[Stigma] can also be connected with empowerment and inspiration” – Mari Mendoza, Tayo ; Tayo Tayo ; Tayo is a mental health advocacy project based in the Philippines. With Project Semi Colon being one of their main influencers, Tayo ; Tayo launched their own line of t-shirts, aimed at spreading awareness of depression and suicide. In […]
Paul Green (Mindfump) writes witty, thought-provoking and uplifting articles on mental health.
After reading many of these, including The Secret History of Depression, Mental Illness Has No Chance and When Depression Was Your Friend, I became interested in knowing more of Paul’s story and his perspectives.