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Life Over Lucifer

Choosing Life | Mental Illness & Me

Not Going Out: Anxiety

To bring attention to a mental health issue which has affected more than 8.2 million people in the UK, my post today is one on anxiety. Anxiety is a relentless and dread-inducing illness that leaves its victims battling to keep up their work, education and relationships. It can come in the form of social, generalized, PTSD, obsessive-compulsive and panic anxiety disorder, to name a few. Its physiological and psychological symptoms are often exacerbated by a society (members of which can include our friends and family) which at times does not take this excruciating illness seriously.  Continue reading “Not Going Out: Anxiety”

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In the Media: Lady Gaga

The Importance of Taking Time Out and The Danger of Stigmatizing Medication

Long-term mental-illness survivor and advocate Stefani Germanotta (more commonly known as Lady Gaga) has recently been quoted in multiple news outlets discussing her struggles in the past and present with her mental health. This is on the verge of her new album release, which comes three years after the release of “Artpop”, having taken some time out of music in order to prioritize her mental health. Bravely, she has spoken about falling ill to depression and an eating disorder back in 2013:

“I became very depressed at the end of 2013. I was exhausted. I was angry, cynical and had this deep sadness like an anchor dragging everywhere I go. My light completely went out.”  Continue reading “In the Media: Lady Gaga”

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