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@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 […]

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*I was inspired by a part in the interview I did with Anna from Respychl about mental health. My interview is part of a series on her blog, please check it out! When I was in the 11th grade, my father told me that during his meeting with the…

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 […]

Emotions are a key factor in child concept development. Through experiencing how others respond to and express emotions, children cultivate an understanding of how they themselves should behave, and what to expect from other people. This process varies greatly according to different cultural values and moral standards, which are passed down to children by family […]