Mental Illness

This is part of a mental health initiative that was shown in schools and went online late September. It’s now due for a limited release in the cinema.

Mental health, eh?

I can’t claim to know a great deal about the subject, but I did once have a bit of a weird turn around 1998. I arrived at work as normal then felt a massive urge to hide under my desk and start crying. Not sure where that came from, and by the end of the day I felt much better, but when I mentioned it to other younger creatives at my agency a couple of them revealed that the same thing had happened to them. I wondered if it had anything to do with the large indirect financial pressures that are sometimes placed on very young shoulders. No one comes out and says that this million pound production budget has a hell of a lot riding on it, but under the surface that’s all quite clear and everyone knows it.

I think HR departments are a little more comprehensive these days, but I don’t think there’s much in place to catch people on the way down.

If you want to read more, this post is quite interesting.

If you’re going through anything, try NABS, or visit your GP.