Tag : mental health

2016 reflections: mental health, New Zealand, and free hot chocolate

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3rd January at 11:06pm, surely that’s not toooo late to reflect on 2016? I celebrated this New Years in the oddest way yet; at 12 midnight my boyfriend and I were stranded in the middle of Wimbledon Common with a bunch of people who may or may not have been … Read More

Welfare at Leeds: Time restriction vs Social Prescription

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What can you do in 10 minutes? Ring home? Put out your laundry? Do your dishes? What you can’t do in 10 minutes is have a conversation which delves deeply enough into all the aspects of your life which constitute your overall health and wellbeing. The typical length of an … Read More

May’s mental health missions: rhetoric or reality?

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Your friends are all pre-drinking for the night ahead. They’ve been playing ring of fire in the kitchen for the last half hour but you’re still in your room. Perhaps you’re studying your ceiling contemplating your worthlessness. Or pulling at your stomach in the mirror. Or having a panic attack … Read More

We need to talk about mental health

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Mental health. It’s a subject that still has a lot of social stigma around it. We don’t like talking about it. It makes us feel uncomfortable, vulnerable. This is despite the fact that, according to the Mental Health Foundation, 1 in 6 people will have experienced some sort of mental … Read More

Man up, crash down

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Apparently boys don’t cry. This is a view that seems to still hold a dangerous amount of weight in our society. Most men will be familiar with such disheartening phrases as “be a man”, “grow a pair” and “man up”; the last of which has had recent success on Twitter … Read More

The Lad Bible and mental health

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When you think about The LAD bible what immediately pops into your mind? Whatever just appeared in your head it probably wasn’t a campaign which encourages more open discussion and greater awareness of male mental health. However, LAD bible is working with major charities Mind, the Samaritans, CALM (Campaign against … Read More

Welfare at Leeds: don’t bottle it up

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It’s time to talk about mental health. From a very young age we’re taught that if you fall and graze your knee you clean it and put on a plaster, that if you’ve got the flu you stay in bed and drink fluids, if you break your leg you go … Read More

The Best and Worst Depictions of Mental illness in Films

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Monday 10th October marked national mental health awareness day. Mental illness affects 1 in 4 people every year so it is important for this to be represented within the media. Unfortunately, Hollywood often perpetuates the myth that those suffering from mental illness are to be feared, which increases the already … Read More

“Black lives matter on their own –and that doesn’t mean that white lives don’t matter.’’

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On Monday 10th October, the event ‘A Discussion on Black Mental Health’ was held in the LUU as a part of Black History Month. The Gryphon speaks to Melissa Owusu, education officer at LUU and organizer of the event, in order to gain a greater understanding about mental health issues … Read More

"Counselling? Oh that’s not for me"

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When I first got put on to Citalopram (an antidepressant) in summer 2014, I was advised to also seek counselling, but I never did. I feared admitting that I had a problem I needed to get past, and going to the doctors in the first place was hard enough – … Read More