Connected: Taking the ‘Time To Talk’

It’s Time To Talk Day on February 4. We know that talking about mental health can feel awkward, but it doesn’t have to. And this year’s event might look a little different, but at times like this open conversations about mental health are more important than ever. So reach out to someone old, new, or in need this week.

But how do we stay connected at a time of disconnection?

Thanks to the following guests for participating:

Gary Butterfield, co-founder and executive director of Everyday Juice Limited.

Business Psychologist Fiona Kearns.

Creative genius consultant, artist and author Mandy Nicholson.

Here are some of the resources from the show:

Author Johann Hari at a TED Talk:

Matthew Dylan Lieberman, Professor and Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab Director at UCLA at a 2013 TED Talk.

Meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg at Google in 2017:

Books looked at this week:

Johann Hari: Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions

Dr. Matthew Dylan Lieberman: Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect

Sharon Salzberg: Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

PS. I do not receive commission for reviewing books and talks.

Published by suswatibasu

Suswati Basu is a writer, journalist, producer and feminist activist residing in London. She has written for the Guardian, Huffington Post and the F-Word blogs, and has worked for various media outlets such as the BBC, Channel 4 and for ITV News/ITN. She currently works as a senior intelligence expert.

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