Toxic Positivity

Toxic Positivity

I was sad and dismayed to hear of Anthony Bourdain’s suicide last week, just a few days after Kate Spade took her own life. Two celebrities dying by their own hand in one week is further proof that mental illness does not discriminate and the trappings of fame...
Kate Spade

Kate Spade

I was sad to hear of Kate Spade’s passing this morning. The iconic designer was found dead in her Park Avenue home by her housekeeper. Spade’s death is being treated as an apparent suicide and a note was found in her apartment. When a celebrity commits...
Twinkle Twinkle

Twinkle Twinkle

I’ve written about I was diagnosed with Bipolar in 2013, and when I had a nervous breakdown in 2009. It occurred to me that both of those incidents were at times of crisis and rather dramatic as a result. Whilst it’s been therapeutic for me to write about...
Fashion for Mental Health

Fashion for Mental Health

I’ve often wondered if fashion can be a force for good, particularly in relation to mental health. Many people would argue that fashion is an insatiable monster of commerce, continually producing an irresponsible amount of product at the expense of its workers...
Alternative Minds

Alternative Minds

Next week I’ll be performing 213 Things About Me at the Battersea Arts Centre, a show that tells the story of an autistic woman who committed suicide at the age of thirty six. Although it’s certainly tragic, 213 is also a dark comedy. The woman who the character is...
The Darkest Hour

The Darkest Hour

Since including content around mental health on this blog, I’ve revealed a lot about myself. My motivation is to be helpful, but of course there are things I’ve kept back and I’ll never tell absolutely everything. However, it’s with trepidation that I’m going to...

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