Social Anxiety: “Off the Beaten Track” – Interview with Vincent Mars
anxiety / mental health / psychology / social anxiety

Social Anxiety: “Off the Beaten Track” – Interview with Vincent Mars

In his articles, ‘Social Anxiety and What (Not) to Do About It’ and ‘The Benefits of Being an Introvert’, Vincent Mars writes of his past experiences: how he hid from social anxiety, and the change in perception that instead allowed him to view it as a personal strength. This refreshing perspective made me eager to learn more, including how he came to that realisation, and any advice he would give to others who are experiencing the same. Continue reading

“Being Happy is a Generous Act”: Interview with Dasha Radovanovic on Depression & Anxiety
anxiety / depression / mental health / psychology

“Being Happy is a Generous Act”: Interview with Dasha Radovanovic on Depression & Anxiety

“Part of growing is going through painful transitions and messing up a bit.” Dasha Radovanovic is my older sister and best friend. Hearing of her battle with mental health over many years is difficult and saddening, but above all it inspires in me immense pride and respect. Largely independently, she has reached a place of … Continue reading

Theories of Schizophrenia: Can They Work in Harmony?
mental health / psychology / schizophrenia

Theories of Schizophrenia: Can They Work in Harmony?

In this article, I use illustrations taken from the website of Bryan Charnley, an artist who suffered with schizophrenia and took his own life soon after these self-portraits were completed. Each painting was created as an experiment to come “face-to-face” with his illness. I felt it would be appropriate to use them here as they demonstrate, … Continue reading