A White Disease?, Dior Vargas

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Feminist Latina on Mental Health Even when Dior Vargas was depressed and suicidal, she felt she shouldn’t complain. ‘Mental illness is considered a privileged white person thing’, she says. Vargas is the founder of the People of Color and Mental Illness Photo Project, created to counter the invisibility of people of colour in media coverage […]

Fighting for your Child, Dani Maimone

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Mother of Child with Eating Disorder and Depression Depression and anxiety among children and teenagers has soared. Yet a staggering 70 percent don’t receive help when they need it most. When Dani Maimone’s teenage daughter developed an eating disorder and became so depressed that all she wanted to do was die, Maimone faced years of fighting […]

From Dark Depression to Sushi King, Simon Woodroffe OBE

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Founder of YO! Sushi When he was forty, Simon Woodroffe found himself divorcing, without an income, and battling depression. A few years later he stood at the helm of a hugely successful business empire: The YO! Sushi chain and other YO ventures. ‘If someone asks me ‘what inspired you to start YO! Sushi?’ I reply: […]

Finding your Inner Tortoise – The Slow Movement, Carl Honore

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Author of SLOW Like most of us, Canadian journalist Carl Honore used to be obsessed with speed. Cramming as much as possible into his waking hours. But when he started speed-reading bedtime stories to his son, he realized something needed to change. ‘We hurry through life instead of living it.’ While writing several international best-sellers […]