Trigger warning: Panic and health anxiety There’s a theme that runs through all my writing - the media’s impact on our anxiety. And my God, it’s very REAL. I’m not blaming the media. Not entirely. It’s just that, for us obsessives, the combination of health anxiety and health headlines is a bit of a toxic cocktail. … Continue reading How anxiety makes the truth stranger than fiction
Why do so many rock stars die aged 27?
I wrote an entire book based on this question. The thing is, I don’t think we’re really asking the right question at all. Which is also why I wrote the book. It’s easy to find a headline. Especially today - conspiracy theories and drawn conclusions based on....well...a bunch of details we cherry pick from. But … Continue reading Why do so many rock stars die aged 27?
A message to James
TW: suicide. A film about grief performed by Chris Connel
Ignoring people like Piers Morgan is a luxury only some of us can afford
Whilst you might be in a good place with your mental health or at least the support you have around you, others may not be. How do you choose to ignore something if you don’t know whether or not it’s real? Challenge him. He might not be worth it, but the people having to listen to his bullshit might be.
A series of unfortunate stereotypes – the book!
Hello lovely people! So I'm massively excited today to share my new book cover and links to pre order A series of unfortunate stereotypes - Naming and Shaming Mental Health Stigmas. Of course I don't name and shame people (just Piers Morgan and Katie Hopkins - but they don't count) but I do discuss the … Continue reading A series of unfortunate stereotypes – the book!
Debating 13 Reasons Why with Woman’s Hour
I was invited to join a debate on Woman's Hour recently which was broadcast today. It wasn't politics this time though. We were debating the controversy surrounding the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. I was invited to take part after the producer spotted my Huffington Post piece discussing the show. I think it was an … Continue reading Debating 13 Reasons Why with Woman’s Hour