Tag : mental illness

#EDAW16: Why can’t we talk about our illnesses?

3 years ago / 1 comments

Although eating disorders are increasingly being talked about, they still remain a topic to be subdued into our private lives. It is still the predominant view that mental illnesses remain hidden out of view, to avoid making others feeling uncomfortable, or to avoid being judged.   It’s still not ‘acceptable’ … Read More

MENTAL HEALTH A-Z: I is for Invisible Illness

3 years ago / 0 comments

With the white picket fence, perfectly tended to garden, and beautiful-yet-cosy living room, everything looks perfect when you peer in through the window. You’ve heard rumours that the people living there argue, that somebody is chronically ill, that someone is getting abused, but from the outside it looks beautiful. With … Read More

Neverending Nightmares: Mental Illness in Videogames

3 years ago / 0 comments

“Er, did that doll just blink?” my housemate asked me as I cautiously shrunk back in anticipation. It was hard to tell which doll she was referring to, considering that they littered the decrepit corridor I was edging myself down, and to be honest I didn’t fancy going back to … Read More

Comment | Hyde Park ad – Shock advertising should be challenged

5 years ago / 0 comments

If, like me, you didn’t know about Red’s True BBQ until this week, you’ll have seen their latest shock marketing campaign to stir social media. The company have launched an ad mocking vegetarianism using a design not unlike those advertising mental health or domestic abuse helplines. Coming at the end … Read More

Comment | Dignity for dementia victims

5 years ago / 0 comments

Based on star-crossed lovers, Nicholas Sparks’s The Notebook is one of the most heart-rending films and stories of all time. Not only is it the cliché of the forbidden, highly romanticised youthful love which tugs at the heartstrings, but its sub-plot deals with a more relatable and more tragic love … Read More

Theatre | Do You Expect Me To Talk?

6 years ago / 0 comments

Do You Expect Me to Talk? begins by questioning our societal obsession with the verb ‘should’, setting up some intriguing thoughts and light-humour before moving onto much darker questions. Presented to us by both Leeds and York students, is a series of monologues and sketches that unveil the stigmatized truths … Read More

How to be Happy

6 years ago / 0 comments

    So often in life we find ourselves measuring happiness by how many resources we have, how much we go out or how much we are physically laughing. To mark University Mental Health day, Mental Weath UK, a Leeds based charity, and Action for Happiness have devised an inspiring … Read More