Tag Archives: Mental Illness

Review of the McQueen retrospective at the V&A: Savage Beauty

How fast have 5 years gone? Mental illness and suicide are both subjects very close to my heart and a theme I have returned to some of my earlier posts on Sylvia Plath and Vincent Van Gogh. I have also … Continue reading

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World Mental Heath Day: Mental Health and History; Vincent van Gogh

Today 10th October 2013 is world Mental Health Day. It seems sad in 2013, in a developed country that there is a great need for awareness for this illness. If someone says cancer people understand, if people say diabetes people … Continue reading

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Mental Health and History: George III & New Research

It’s been a while since I wrote a post looking at Mental health and history so I thought it was about time I revisited the subject. Recently while watch Lucy Worsley’s Fit to Rule, their was a piece on “mad … Continue reading

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History & Mental Illness: Sylvia Plath

Today is the 50th anniversary to the death of Sylvia Plath. She lost her battle with mental illness but her writing, especially the Bell Jar touched me and helped me understand my  own experiences of mental illness. So I just … Continue reading

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History & Mental Illness: Richard Dadd

It’s sad that today in the 21st century Mental Illness is still a social taboo; yet 1 in 3 of us will at some point suffer from some form of it. History has also had a chequered history of dealing … Continue reading

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