Mental health during quarantine: healthy, happy minds come first

What a year 2020 has been- we started off with breaking news of the Australian bushfires, followed by the tragic death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, only to be displaced with the coronavirus pandemic. It’s certainly been a tumultuous few months, and we’re not even a quarter of the way through the year yet.  Government […]

“you’re never going to be good enough” my teacher told me at 17.

I was 12 when I read teen fiction book ‘Wintergirls’. The storyline focuses on a female teen protagonist who, after losing her best friend to suicide; struggles with being guilt ridden and spirals into her own world of depression, anxiety and eating disorders. This book threw me into the raw and riveting world of mental […]

How Do You Heal A Body When The Mind Is Under Attack: Mental Health In The 21st Century

According to the 2013 Global Burden of Disease study, depression is the predominant mental health problem worldwide; closely followed by anxiety, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. In the same year, there were 8.2 million reported cases of anxiety in the UK alone; and fast forward to 2017 when there were almost 6,000 recorded suicides in Great […]