Scarlett Curtis is a writer, podcaster and activist. Her new book, It’s not OK to feel blue (and other lies), is a collection of writings on mental health from high-profile figures. Scarlett tells us about how she gets through some of her own dark times — they’re less frequent now, fortunately, but still affect her life deeply. Despite her own activism on mental health campaigns, she still finds it hard to tell people why she has to change her plans, for instance. Scarlett says she’s having to learn not to be afraid of her brain and to trust herself again. She believes social media can be a force for the positive if you choose and create the right environment.
- It’s Not OK to Feel Blue (and other Lies), curated by Scarlett Curtis, Penguin Books is available now. You can read an extract here.