Books for Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental health books can be a fantastic resource and entry way into understanding psychology and the way the brain impacts mood, behaviour, and thoughts. Picking up a book can be helpful no matter what your situation — whether you are working through your own mental health journey, brushing up on your self-care, or generally interestedContinue reading “Books for Mental Health Awareness Week”

Joyful: How we stop representation burnout – with The Good Immigrant editor Nikesh Shukla

Trigger Warning: This episode contains themes of racial trauma, police brutality, Islamophobia, suicide, and mental illness. Have you ever been in a situation where you have turned around wherever you are, and see no other faces that resemble you? Representation burnout refers to the stress, fatigue, and exhaustion of being the only person of aContinue reading “Joyful: How we stop representation burnout – with The Good Immigrant editor Nikesh Shukla”

Best self-help, memoirs, and nonfiction books to keep an eye out for in 2022

2022 is set to be an incredible year for non-fiction self-help and memoirs, exploring how we can address global issues while finding hope in our own personal lives, these books are smart, readable conversation starters. Check out some of these new and well known names: 📚 Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? by DrContinue reading “Best self-help, memoirs, and nonfiction books to keep an eye out for in 2022”

Radical: How do we challenge the status quo?

There are many discriminatory practices committed regularly over long periods of time that communities and societies begin to consider them acceptable. Whether this is within a system or culture, it’s important to look at what it is, and how we can change it for the better. So how do we challenge the status quo? ThanksContinue reading “Radical: How do we challenge the status quo?”

Failure: What can we learn from failing?

It’s true that you can learn much more from failure than from success, and it’s true that every successful person went through a series of failures before reaching the top, but still it’s very difficult to deal with. So what can we learn from failing? Thanks to the following guests for participating: Comedian, TV presenter,Continue reading “Failure: What can we learn from failing?”

Healed: How do we heal from adversity?

If you’ve ever been through a highly stressful event or series of events, you’ve been through a traumatic experience. A feeling of helplessness, horror, and in some cases, the challenges of a serious injury (or the threat of one) are common after these events.  So how do we heal from adversity? Thanks to the followingContinue reading “Healed: How do we heal from adversity?”

Sad: Why can’t we sit with sadness?

Freelance journalist Johanna Leggatt says: “Sadness is a reasonable response to the horrors of the world and the absurdities and disappointments of modern life”, and yet we tend to be averse to this notion, running in the opposite direction in a bid to pursue happiness. So why can’t we sit with sadness, and can itContinue reading “Sad: Why can’t we sit with sadness?”

Slow: How do we slow down?

If we could just slow down our lives, they would be a whole lot better. Aspects of modern life like the instant gratification of online shopping and the hyper speed of social media have contributed to burnout, a diagnosable condition that includes exhaustion, negative feelings and reduced effectiveness. So how do we slow down? ThanksContinue reading “Slow: How do we slow down?”

Resourceful: How do we utilise what we already have?

Being resourceful is the ability to find and use available resources to solve problems and achieve goals. And this is no different in mental health. According to a 2002 British Medical Journal, people living with a mental health issue and clinicians were using new strategies and sources for acquiring health information, including the Internet. PatientsContinue reading “Resourceful: How do we utilise what we already have?”

Hope: How do we stay hopeful?

When it comes to mental health, one thing I found that is incredibly powerful is the potential for hope. In a beautiful quote, American poet Emily Dickinson says: “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words — And never stops at all.” So when timesContinue reading “Hope: How do we stay hopeful?”