“I was 8 when I realised that the brain could go wrong. We were in the middle of class and the girl on the table next to me started shaking. The teacher told us to move the chairs and tables out the way. Her brain just gets too excited sometimes. Epilepsy.” Read article here: Three Black […]
Last year, I discovered that people with mental health problems can be successful. Specifically, I discovered that people with mental health problems can be successful professionals: capable, ambitious and influential. I owe this discovery to Kay Redfield Jamison. Read article here: Dream Nation: Be Well – This Space
Discussion Panel. Megan Dalton. Megan Dalton is the founder and editor of This Space an online space that aims to “destigmatise, without romanticising” mental health issues. Megan recently graduated from the University of Cambridge and will shortly be starting work as Centre Administrator for Central London Samaritans. Her previous work in mental health advocacy includes involvement in […]
An Interview with Dr Ahmed Hankir. #DNBeWell
An interview with Brad Feld.
An interview with Dean Atta.
Being a Practical Dreamer is not easy. Often it means putting everything on the line to climb higher and see further than we ever thought possible. At our recent I Have A Dream event, we saw that practical dreaming does not come without its challenges, set-backs and disappointments. We get anxious, stressed and irritable. We […]
To be a black woman is a beautiful and glorious thing, but in order to thrive we must get real about the difficulties we face and the steps needed to overcome them.
Despite the welcome news of Liberia’s recent Ebola-free status, recent spikes in Ebola cases in surrounding regions pose a threat to our initial optimism [1, 2]. This outbreak has been deemed the most lethal Ebola epidemic in history since its inception over a year ago and the surrounding narrative has finally begun to acknowledge some […]
Following a discussion on mental health at the Cambridge Union Society, Samara Linton details the large number of factors that can affect perception and support.