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The Depressed Activists

Complete lack of energy. The eternal doom of nihilism. Bouts of high anxiety when anything can cause a panic attack, from the sound of a fork falling on the floor to a surprising flatmate saying hello in the kitchen. Moments when you feel like a…

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Celebrity advocates and the right to speak out

So let me get this straight: when a celebrity, usually a rich (white) cis person, comes out with their mental illness or other disability, that doesn’t give them a free pass. It doesn’t mean that this person is now immune to criticism or that they¬†should…

Laziness re-evaluated

  Mental illness can affect anyone. In England that number is 1 in 4 people in any given year [1], with up to 10% of the population suffering from depression in their lifetime [1]. And these are the recorded figures: in reality there might be…

Wellbeing Wednesday: 30 days of yoga

I’ve been practising yoga on-again-off-again for about a five years now. My first years were the absolute fitness white boy experience (about which I shall write more later), the next few focused on research and reading, as well as some physical practice. And I quit…

Well-being Wednesdays

Sometimes life is a battle. It can feel like a long, barely rewarded quest where enemies are big and scary and difficult and the last checkpoint ages away. But it can also be a series of smaller ones that each give you a pretty thing…