“When the people in my life give me this space to talk and explain, I don’t feel the need to hide my mental illness”Read More
“I believe [negative thoughts] can be recognised as the sometimes random ticker tape message of the brain” In this interview, I ask a psychotherapist named Dan about his ideas surrounding issues in mental health. He responds with his own understanding and experience as well as some views on how they might be tackled – through…Read More
“[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…Read More
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.Read More
Viktor Frankl was an Austrian neurologist, psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor. In ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’, he writes on how he survived through finding meaning in suffering. Here is a short excerpt from that book, where he speaks in the context of suffering loss.Read More
How does it feel to view Earth from space? Exploring the psychological phenomenon that led to an “explosion of awareness” and improved mental wellbeing in a number of astronauts.Read More
Vincent Mars is a writer from Romania. In his articles, ‘Social Anxiety and What (Not) to Do About It’ and ‘The Benefits of Being an Introvert’, Vincent writes of his past experiences: how he hid from social anxiety, and the change in perception that instead allowed him to view it as a personal strength. This refreshing perspective interested me to know more, including how he came to that realisation, and any advice he would give to others who are experiencing the same.
This interview is conducted as part of a series of articles aiming to enlighten stories as well as strategies related to mental health.Read More