All posts tagged mental health

Recovery, Relapse, come as hand-in-hand as peas and carrots

No, I am not about to discuss the 2010 and 2009 albums by Eminem. Demetria Devine Lovato, known to the world as Demi Lovato. At the age of 25, she has […]

The Crowd: A Study of the World Cup Mind.

The concept of ‘crowd psychology ‘ or ‘herd mentality’ – investigating the ways in which the psychology of individuals is different from those in a crowd – has fascinated sociologists, […]

Feeling lonely? You’re not alone

When I was trying to find a theme for this column, I spent ages looking for something that I really felt passionate about, until I realised it had been staring […]

Friends and loved ones of those experiencing mental health problems occupy the liminal space between within and without – so what do they have to say?

Parents, siblings, extended family, friends, co-workers and peers, all of these people matter in varying ways to individuals. They are our support networks. Without them, many of us would crumble, […]

Are we in a student suicide crisis? Numbers are rising and is anything being done about it?

University, the best years of our lives, right? We hear it everywhere that students have it easy. Apparently, we don’t have to worry about the real world and we all […]

Putting yourself out there. It can be terrifying, but would you rather try and see how it goes, or live with regret?

I’ve been writing this column for a year now and I can safely say, I have loved every minute of it. So much so that I am continuing it in […]

’13 Reasons Why’ semi-colon tattoos are becoming so popular

I actually only know of one real reason why semi-colon tattoos are becoming so popular, but this trend is intimately linked to the Netflix series ‘13 Reasons Why’. The series […]

Mental Health Awareness Week – This Year’s Theme and Why the Issue Shouldn’t Only Be on Our Lips for Seven Days

This week was Mental Health Awareness Week and in its 17th year the charity and organiser, the Mental Health Foundation, has focused on stress and how we’re coping. They surveyed […]

Does Queen Mary’s History Department Stifle Dissertation Creativity?

For many of us, the culmination of our time at university is the writing of our dissertations. Everything builds up to it. Although the prospect of spending a gruelling amount […]