Writing by Julia Anderson // Illustration by April Phillips // It may seem bold to bring up your mental health early on, but having that discussion sooner rather than later can be beneficial.Read More
Writing by Ferris Knight // Illustration by Andra Badea // Bipolar is often described as happy and sad, but to an extreme. I personally think of it as technicolour explosion versus a monochrome implosion. There is nothing happy about mania and nothing as simple as sadness when it comes to depression.
Writing by Pepsi Cocaine // Photograph of Pepsi by Álex Pérez // CW: self harm, scars, mental health and sexual abuse // Very few people talk about mental illness, and when you can see it on someone’s skin, they don’t know what to do or say. Some people get angry, some people completely ignore it but occasionally glimpse at them when they think I’m not looking.Read More
Writing by Anita Cheung // I started Betty as a tool to keep myself honest in my practice. Although I’ve been teaching yoga and meditation for over 6 years, I’ve never really been a fan of the whole “wellness” scene (too perfect, too curated, too wealthy, and too white) and wanted Betty to be a fun way to help others effortlessly weave meditation into their bus.Read More
Writing by Freya Bennett // Photograph by Makeda Sandford // From the first class, I was hooked. I ended up doing boxing twice a week and a Yin yoga class to balance everything out and wind down. My anxiety all but disappeared and I think I discovered that for me, I need to get myself to exhaustion in order to help my brain relax.Read More
Writing by Ferris Knight // Photograph by Liat Meir // By not loving my body, I am not fat-hating, I am self-hating. I wish I could be happy at whatever size, whether that be fat or thin or anything in between.Read More
Writing by Kim Koelmeyer // Dear Evan Hansen is a milestone in the media’s portrayal of mental health. It helps us relate to more pronounced cases, and shows that it can manifest itself in places we may never suspect. As an issue that has been largely mishandled, it’s so refreshing to see a faithful and nuanced look at mental illness take off as much as it has.Read More
Writing by Lily Amos // Photograph by Chiara Cappetta // You don’t need a manic episode to go within to find the courage to change your expectations–that’s just what did it for me and made me appreciative of how my brain works sometimes. Look inside and see if you have anything you really want to change but are too scared to.Read More