As the entire mainland UK is placed into Tiers 3 and 4, the question is whether this nuanced approach is the best way to tackle Covid-19. This essay explores my thoughts on what the country should do.
On Thursday, 18th June 2020, the wonderful soul known as Mr. Blue went to sleep for the final time. I just wanted to pay tribute to my dog, because he deserves to be known, and he deserves to be remembered.
He was the best dog.
As the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund prepares to make Newcastle United its star signing, Newcastle fans should realise that money and glory comes at a price, one they will regret paying.
I've voted Labour all my life. This time out, I could not justify it, for various reasons. This is why.
Last Thursday, the rumour became official: No Thrills were splitting up. Following the sad news, I wanted to write about the band, what they meant to me, and how they changed my life.
In the immediate aftermath of Robin Williams' death, I wrote this essay about how the rising epidemic of suicide will become a plague of biblical proportions, unless we, as people, take responsibility for changing our society.
There is so much advice out there for people who suffer from depression, but so little support for the loved ones of people with mental illness. This essay was written to help them. If someone you know is struggling, please have a read.
I always thought I knew what depression was. Then, one day, it turned my life upside down.
When people are struggling, they are often advised to seek counselling. If you have never done so before, it can be scary to think of opening up to a stranger. This essay explains why it will help you to do so.
This open letter was written for a wonderful book called 'The Recovery Letters,' written by people who have suffered with mental illness to those who are suffering. It was an honour to contribute towards it, and it is highly recommended for anyone who struggles with mental illness.
Outsiders looking in wonder why victims stay with their abuser, why they don’t walk away after the first time. They stay because the emotional violence inflicted removes hope. The abuser convinces you that nobody else would want you, and that you cannot survive on your own.
Understanding why some self-harms is so difficult if you've never done it yourself. I hope this essay can help offer some insight into why people feel the need to hurt themselves. The reasons are probably different to what you'd imagine.
It's so difficult when you realise someone you care about self-harms. Here is some advice on how best to support them.
'The Big Talk' doesn’t happen in reality. You may think you are going to have it, but you won’t. If somebody is so guarded, so vulnerable, they aren’t going to tell you everything at once, not if there is a risk of losing you.
Suicide. Seven letters, three syllables. An act that affects so many people. An event which leaves so many questions, never to be answered. A word that so few are able to say. Emotions that so few are willing to discuss openly.
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