All posts tagged mental health

Escalators, Plane Crashes, and Noisy Fans – An Introduction to Intrusively Introspective

It’s 2:30 in the afternoon – you’ve just rushed onto your Heathrow after somehow managing to single-handedly stop a three-story escalator by dropping a £1 coin after trying to collect […]

Pragya Pallavi: The LGBTQIA+ artist breaking down barriers, creating openness and celebrating love one EP at a time

Last September, India reached a milestone in its progression to being a more LGBTQIA+ friendly society when it decriminalised Section 77 – this had made homosexuality illegal. Fast forward to […]

Incarceration And Psychosis

‘I can hear the shouting before I’ve even cleared the gate. Disorganized obscenities and threats mix with stern warnings. There’s fear in everyone’s voice. A patient with mental illness, scared […]

The Year Of The Period: Meet The People De-Stigmatising Menstruation Once And For All.

A lot of us suffer from PMS, but what about those that experience PMDD? Periods are bloody annoying aren’t they? For a week, every month, I become a bloated and […]

Mental health problem diagnosis – a rollercoaster of relief and identity crisis

“From our conversation today, I can say you are experiencing anxiety and depression.” – repeatedly said to me for the last two(ish) years“After speaking with you today, I believe you have […]

“If I can speak about mental health – heavyweight champion, six foot nine, 18 stone tough guy – anybody can.” – Tyson Fury

Self-titled as the Gypsy King, the Mancunian heavyweight champion has recently been awarded the title ‘Sports Personality of the Year.’  I’m sure that many of you, like myself, watched in awe […]

Mental Health services – are they doing more harm than good?

Mental health trusts and hospitals are supposed to be safe havens. Yes, their resources are strained and understaffed, and although some people have to wait years to receive treatment, and […]

Personal Platform: ‘Anorexia’

I was only twelve. I was overwhelmed. And it’s a story that we know all too well: of the little girl who learns to hate herself because of what she […]

The Ground-Breaking and Pioneering Work of Hauwa Ojeifo.

Hauwa Ojeifo, 26, is an empowering and trailblazing woman on a mission.   She has founded She Writes Woman, a 24/7 helpline and walk-in centre in Nigeria. It is a […]