What are Museums actually for today? These were the questions I asked myself as I wandered around the amazing collects of the National Museum of Scotland today. #museums #museumsmusings
‘Invalid’: The Power of a Label
The word 'invalid' has existed for over 2000 years. It's meaning has changed and evolved. Recently the word describe wounded troops or disabled individuals, but also meant 'not valued' - this article considers the damage of a label and questions how the interpretations of invalid have linked to discriminate and segregate.
Thy Will Be Done: Death, Grief, and Responsibility.
After being told today that someone in my life is dying - it seems only right that for the final article of #mentalhealthawarenessweek, I will be looking at grief, responsibility and death rituals.
Eurovision: OMG OMG ITS EUROVISION – (Positive ways to improve mental health)
As we come to the end of #mentalhealthawarenessweek I wanted to look at something a little more positive than some of the previous articles I have posted. This article looks at ways that you can improve your mental state - and it does it through the power of MUSSSIIICCCC (Namely - Eurovision). I am a... Continue Reading →
Dr Who?: The Battle Against Impostor Syndrome
I don't belong here! I am an Impostor! That is the topic of today 'mentalhealthawarenessweek article! Dr Who?: The Battle Against Impostor Syndrome. (Basically worth a ready for my reworking of Lose Yourself) - Sing it with me!
Out in the Cold: Scottish Military Suicide 1914 – 2018
Military Suicide is a growing concern but a historic issue. This post for #mentalhealthawarenessweek discusses the impact on Scottish soldiers and explains how these deaths have often been hidden from history.
Academic Mental Health – Doctor Depression Vs Captain Funding
Academia is like playing 3D chess blindfolded on the back of a motorcycle whilst drunk and having had no one explain the rules - yet like the best Supervillains we get back up. #mentalhealthweek
Thor: God of Slumber – Body Image and Mental health
#bebodykind is the theme of the 2019 #mentalhealthweek so in article I explore the impact of commodification, socialised perfection, and fat shaming in 21st century society.
Suicide in the Media – Closing the Public Eye
We live increasingly within the scope of the judgemental public gaze. This article discusses what happens when these eyes turn against those who take their own lives to escape the torment.
Kitchener’s Snowflakes – Recruitment Campaigns of Today and Yesterday
Snowflakes - We want you! This article looks at the heart and similarities of the controversial British Army Recruitment Campaign and its connections to Kitchener's original order.