Romanticism of Mental Illnesses in the Media

People’s perception of mental illnesses has proved to be a wide-ranging spectrum. While some people claim that mental illnesses do not exist, others possess the knowledge about them. However, today, more people are accepting of mental illnesses. While in earlier times, the presence of mental health problems would be greeted by denial and hesitation, it... Continue Reading →

The Echo: A Story About Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe and debilitating mental illness which affects a person’s thoughts, perceptions and behaviour. They may not be able to distinguish reality from imagination, experiencing hallucinations (hearing or seeing things that do not exist) and delusions (false beliefs). Symptoms include disorganised speech and behaviour, lack of ability to function normally and social... Continue Reading →

Cluttered Thoughts: A Story About Anxiety

A big event or a buildup of smaller stressful life situations may trigger excessive anxiety. It is your body's natural response to stress. It is a feeling that causes increased alertness and fear, and physical signs such as a rapid heart rate. Here is a story of a girl with anxiety that tries to deal with life... Continue Reading →

Master of Disguise: A Story About Depression

Depression is a mental health disorder characterised by persistently depressed mood or loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life. It can cause a variety of symptoms— some which affect your mood, others which affect your body. Some symptoms of depression are inability to concentrate, fatigue, hopelessness, loss in interest in things... Continue Reading →

Falling Feathers: A Story About Anorexia

Anorexia Nervosa, or Anorexia, is a type of eating disorder. Its symptoms revolve around self-starvation and losing weight. A person suffering from anorexia would consider themselves to be overweight and, hence, would restrict themselves from consuming a sufficient amount of food. If left untreated, this could turn into a life-threatening disease. [The auditorium] The girl... Continue Reading →

A Fractured Mind

Trigger Warning: Sexual Abuse, Self Harm, Suicide   Seven years of age. Memories formed from this age onward are said to be remembered. Maybe not always, but they remain stored and hidden away in your brain. I can't say the same for me. I have a specific memory from when I was five years old about... Continue Reading →

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