Mental health is a necessity, not a luxury.
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… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more
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