A friend who appears to be the 'life and soul of the party' could be most in need of help as people who struggle with depression or anxiety can try to create a façade of normality, writes Michelle Scott. Suicide by people in the public eye, such as the tragic loss of Caroline Flack at the weekend, is particularly shocking because celebrities may appear so outwardly confident, successful and sure of themselves.
The last decade was dominated by talk of mental illness in young people – what causes it, who has it, and how do we solve it. A major cause of it, to our minds, is largely due to an ocean of misunderstanding around the topic of trauma.
Divorce rates are going down, but are relationships really getting stronger? I wonder what answer we would receive if we asked everyone how happy they actually were in their relationships.