mental health week
meet the artist who rallied creatives to strike for fair pay
With evidence linking poor conditions and payment within the arts to mental health issues, David Pledger is asking why we continue to undervalue and exploit creatives.
why friendship is so important in managing depression and anxiety
There are friends who exist in your life solely as disembodied, Snapchat filtered heads, and those who will help you through crisis after crisis.
why it's time to take drinking seriously as a mental health issue
In an age where most people are drinking to excess, it can become difficult to tell who is just like everyone else, and who is really struggling.
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young london designer claire barrow on her struggle with anxiety
The bright design star reveals her journey in words and drawings for UK Mental Health Week.
meet the internet’s most existential agony aunt
As part of Mental Health Week to talk to Ask Polly’s Heather Havrilesky about shame, Kanye West and the problems that have stuck with her most.
the zine exploring issues of mental health
Doll Hospital Journal is not about success stories. It’s about surviving.
how does being a young fashion designer affect your mental health?
A selection of young London designers running their own labels, open up (anonymously) about how the stress of being a designer impacts on their mental health.
what it's like to come out as depressed
After coming out as suffering from depression in an article for i-D earlier in the year, performance artist Scottee looks at the way his life has changed since, and the ways “a flamboyant, fat femme” struggles through a world of muscled, macho males.
what it's like growing up with an eating disorder
This story is my secret and one I kept so well for years. Eating disorders are something we hide away through shame and guilt. The dark hell of anorexia nervosa became my life and ravaged my adolescence.
a sad girl on how to be (sort of) ok
Listen up as Twitter sensation and perennial sad girl Melissa Broder AKA @sosadtoday presents her guide to being, well, less sad.
we need to talk about mental health
Would you ever place loneliness on the same scale as smoking or drinking as a risk factor for mortality? For their 16th Mental Health Awareness Week, the Mental Health Foundation are focusing on relationships.
sadface.club want to change how we talk about mental health online
Sadface.club hopes to be a digital haven for the sad, depressed and socially anxious, where you can share and read stories of mental illness and where judgement is never passed.