Have you ever walked through an art gallery, and contemplated that the portraits hanging on the walls are of real people? That may seem an obvious observation,…… Read more “From commoners to kings; how art has captured the many faces of humanity.”
Another ‘new normal’; adjusting to a post-pandemic society.
I realised recently that people tend to have one of two mindsets in how they perceive our temporal orientation ‘after’ the Covid-19 pandemic. Or, perhaps more accurately,…… Read more “Another ‘new normal’; adjusting to a post-pandemic society.”
Online University: tips for staying motivated and organised
I’m currently in my second year of a psychology degree at Bangor University, and like everyone else; I’m studying online. Also like most everyone else, I’ve been…… Read more “Online University: tips for staying motivated and organised”
Sheila Caffell; a victim of mental health stigma, scapegoated for mass murder.
CONTENT WARNING: Murder, gun crime, suicide, death of children, mentions of drug abuse, mental illness (schizophrenia/psychosis). On the 6th of August 1985, Sheila Caffell murdered both of…… Read more “Sheila Caffell; a victim of mental health stigma, scapegoated for mass murder.”
Joanna The Mad: Mentally ill monarch or political pawn?
‘Mad’ monarchs have always been studied as fascinating case studies on the treatment of histories mentally ill, perhaps because there are just so many of them, and…… Read more “Joanna The Mad: Mentally ill monarch or political pawn?”
Mental illness is not a modern problem, but a human one; the great plague proves it.
Without doubt, the world today is far less gruesome, violent and volatile than it ever has been in countries such as the UK. Because of this, we…… Read more “Mental illness is not a modern problem, but a human one; the great plague proves it.”
A look into the psychology of my paranormal experiences
It’s always intrigued me that when you begin to talk about holding any kind of paranormal belief – particularly within a scientific context – you’ll be viewed…… Read more “A look into the psychology of my paranormal experiences”
My experience with anxiety medication, and addressing the stigmas
‘Meds’ can be a daunting thing to bring up, especially when it comes to medicating for a mental health issue. Many won’t understand the necessity, as your…… Read more “My experience with anxiety medication, and addressing the stigmas”
The toxicity of online ‘anti-recovery’ communities.
For many people suffering with mental illness, it can be profoundly difficult to seek treatment and support. However, most would still certainly prefer not to be sick,…… Read more “The toxicity of online ‘anti-recovery’ communities.”
The government is failing mentally ill young people: here are their stories
In recent times, there’s been a lot of voiced frustration about the government’s lack of support for our NHS, from complaints regarding excessive waiting room times to…… Read more “The government is failing mentally ill young people: here are their stories”
Oscar Wilde: The life, death and loves of a Victorian queer icon.
One of my favourite writers of all time is Oscar Wilde, for the simple reason that anyone with the brain to write something as detailed and captivating…… Read more “Oscar Wilde: The life, death and loves of a Victorian queer icon.”
6 sleep hygiene tips to relieve anxiety symptoms
It goes without saying that problems with anxiety and problems with sleep go hand in hand. Personally, throughout high school and college, I often had a cocktail…… Read more “6 sleep hygiene tips to relieve anxiety symptoms”
Vlad Dracula: inside the psyche of one of history’s bloodiest tyrants
Many of us enjoy the literary genre of gothic and psychological horror, though we generally accept the villains of gothic literature to be over-dramatized works of fiction,…… Read more “Vlad Dracula: inside the psyche of one of history’s bloodiest tyrants”
The silent generation: how attitudes to mental health have evolved since WW2.
There are a lot of things that separate millennials and Gen Z’ers from their surviving grandparents. Our attitudes towards marriage and sexuality, religiousness, lifestyle and even fashion…… Read more “The silent generation: how attitudes to mental health have evolved since WW2.”