As someone with neurotransmitters apparently wired by a team of monkeys on their break from mistyping Shakespeare, I was glad to come across the Time To Change campaign for ending mental health discrimination. The ‘people’s stories’ are disappointingly short, and the forums so far pretty much barren, but the campaign is a good one and well worth a look. It seems to be especially focussed on ways for friends and relatives to support the one in four of us who suffer from mental health difficulties – vital stuff, since there are few things more isolating than experiencing a mental health problem.
On a tangentially related note, I can’t stop listening to Florence and the Machine’s ‘Dog Days Are Over’ – with drums, handclaps and harps so powerful they should have their own government-sponsored rehab programme. Definitely recommended for the ‘depression can just fuck off’ playlist.
Watch the video here (and buy the song on iTunes).