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Why the fashion industry needs to stop trivialising mental health Comment Fashion & Beauty Politics & Current Affairs 

Why the fashion industry needs to stop trivialising mental health

Recently, youth-cult fashion chain Missguided has provoked widespread criticism for a store sign that has been labelled as disappointing, inappropriate and offensive by social media users. The sign in question was spotted by a shopper on Boxing Day who was vocally unimpressed by the brand’s use of the phrase ‘I’m a psychotic mess, but at least my eyebrows look good’ on one of its products. A picture of the sign, accompanied by a caption of personal distaste, was consequently uploaded to Twitter, where public outcry followed. This popular reaction was…

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Mental Health and Christmas: It’s okay to not be okay Comment Lifestyle 

Mental Health and Christmas: It’s okay to not be okay

It is difficult to escape the fast approaching festive season. Shops are ditching the witch costumes and replacing them with selection boxes and tinsel, the annual argument of whose turn it is to host the festivities is well underway and you’re just waiting to hear the familiar sound of The Pogues. It can only mean one thing, Christmas is on its way. When suffering with mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety, the prospect of Christmas can be a terrifying one. It’s a time of the year when happiness is…

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“It’s really no surprise more young women are suffering from PTSD and mental health issues” Comment 

“It’s really no surprise more young women are suffering from PTSD and mental health issues”

Recent NHS reports have revealed that psychiatric disorders amongst women have spiked over the last 7 years, widening the gender gap. Despite the survey revealing many positives, it remains that more and more people are feeling the pressures of the current neoliberal society in which we live. This rise in mental health problems really shouldn’t be a surprise to us. We live in a society that promotes competition and celebrates traits of selfishness and ruthlessness. When we fail today, it is seen as our fault. We clearly didn’t work hard…

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Pokèmon Go: The Benefits of Augmented Reality Science & Technology 

Pokèmon Go: The Benefits of Augmented Reality

Unless you have managed to completely detach yourself from social media this summer, the chances are that you have heard of the phenomenon that is known as Pokèmon Go. The augmented reality game is just another branch off of the media franchise, ‘The Pokèmon Company’, which kicked off several decades ago. The app has been great in providing innovation in the field of augmented reality games as well as reviving Pokèmon itself which for many undoubtedly has caused waves of childhood nostalgia. However, what producers Niantic did not anticipate for was the mental health benefits the game would offer. Many players…

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Work over Well Being: The Importance of having a Work-Life balance Lifestyle 

Work over Well Being: The Importance of having a Work-Life balance

I’m writing this article at gone midnight. This will be my fourth night in a row where I have been unable to sleep because of stress and anxiety. This is something that happens very frequently and I often find myself sat up at night, catching up on some seminar reading or researching internships, because if I’m up working and doing something ‘productive’, me being unable to sleep is not something that should be cause for concern, but rather is something that should be envied, right? I’m up, I’m busy, and…

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Summer of Self-Care Lifestyle 

Summer of Self-Care

Although the stress of University work has gone, the lack of structure and purpose of summer can often mean neglecting focusing on self care and your own wellness. I decided this summer I was going to make an active effort to focus on my own mental health and well being, keeping myself busy and productive. It was about 2 weeks in, when I rolled out of bed at near 11 o’clock, moved to the sofa and stayed in my PJs all day, that I realised I had failed on my…

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Is our Education System Failing? Politics & Current Affairs 

Is our Education System Failing?

Image Source: Here On Thursday I received an email from 38 degrees, requesting me to sign a petition asking the government to rethink its plans to rush schools all over the countries into becoming academies. The email says how many teachers and parents are already worried this is a step towards privatisation and how it is ignoring individuals views by turning schools into businesses. This got me thinking about our education system and the issues that come with it. In general it seems that schools are becoming less about doing…

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