Mental Health

Mental Health

​​The fragile line between representing and shaming mental illnesses – ...

Hollywood has a long history of misrepresenting those with mental health conditions. These representations are usually portrayals of people with mental illness as violent and dangerous, which contribute to harmful stereotypes about mental illness. However, some recent attempts at showing the reality of mental illness have been successful despite the varied experience person-to-person.
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The torment of growing up as a woman with undiagnosed ...

Attempting this article took far more energy and patience than I expected. When I set aside time to write, I would manically clean, cook, nap, spend time with my girlfriend, and so on. Everything in me wanted to get this article done, yet procrastination almost always won. As I sit here editing, I thought to include this first paragraph to put into perspective just how frustrating it can be to live with ADHD. I love to write, I am extremely ...
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The difference between mental health and wellness

It is no secret that mental health has been thrust into the spotlight in the twenty-first century. As the generations have passed, more types of human experience have been normalised. The narrative that we tell ourselves in the UK is that, ever since the cultural revolution of the 1960s, we have become steadily more liberal, and steadily more conscious of the rights of those that don’t necessarily belong to the white cisgender community.
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When does creativity stop being fun?

As a creative, the world can sometimes feel like a blank canvas. You can do anything, make anything, be anything. And this is incredibly exciting, until it isn’t anymore. This is when creativity stops being fun. When the motivation leaves. But why? Why does something so many people love to do become so detrimental?
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The Beauty in Brains

Today I asked ten people ‘do you like you?’ The saddest thing one could only freely admit that they were happy with who they were and what they looked like. The first told me she hated her nose, hoping one day she could have enough money to get a nose job. The second told me he hated his teeth. The third wanted to lose weight. All but one could pick out a physical thing that created a foundation for not ...
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Suffocation after Departure

You can be this wild independent child. You can be someone with a shadow lurking behind preventing you from asking for help, to get lost, to be a vagabond, anything but joining a community with so many individuals that may have the same intentions as yours. You can make your own cult that exist only for you, and yet with all these curses and blessings of tragic independency and lonesome and still feel like you are on the edge of ...
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Podcasts as White Noises in Disguise

It’s admiration in disguise. To conduct a secret invitation for a voice instrumented by the vocal cords, secured by flesh and tight muscles of the human throat, utilize it on another human being while using his ears and whatever loops and spiral rooms it contains to make the words easier to slide down and separate, the ones on their way for the conscious mind while others are sneaking silently toward the unconsciousness part of the mind, which is the most ...
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Why Social Media induces pressure in young people

Social Media. The force that is everywhere. If you’re not on it, you’re left alone and isolated. If you have it, there’s constant unspoken rivalry and competition to post regularly and appear as though you’re having the best time of your life. This innate competition creates unrealistic expectations of life, increasing tiredness, stress and alienation.