My post for World Mental Health Day and Time to Change, written for the fabulous Standard Issue Magazine – ‘a smart and witty online magazine for women by women’ founded by the fabulous Sarah Millican.

A series of unfortunate stereotypes

Lemony Snicket’s Aunt Josephine is terrified of everything. Estate agents, leeches, the telephone, Count Olaf. And then, when faced with her fear, the Count pushes her into the water where the leeches devour her to her very death…

I love that film. But my God, that’s no motivation for someone who lives with anxiety. I’m no fan of those cheesy self-help books made popular thanks to Bridget Jones in the early noughties, but you do have to take action upon feeling the fear…

Read the full post here on Standard Issue

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