It’s not always easy to talk about mental health.
Somehow, problems associated with the brain seem to be treated differently by that massive force we call Society, than, say, problems associated with our kidneys. Our digestion. Or the heart.
After all, the brain is just another bodily organ.
Ruby Wax gave a TedTalk about navigating this socially-constructed stigma (you can watch it here). Whether it’s Alzheimer’s, OCD, biploar or depression, how many of us are comfortable talking about it?
SOLD OUT, SO SORRY
Wednesday May 21 @7:30 pm
Urbun Cafe, Old Bray Road, Dublin 18
I’ll be highlighting foods to help feed the brain. Will they cure depression? Probably not. Opinion is still divided. But strong evidence suggests they can greatly assist recovery.
Professor Jim Lucey is one of Ireland’s most respected psychiatrists. His new book, In My Room, brings us through patient case studies and mental health issues, right through to recovery. The book hopes to help de-stigmatise attitudes towards mental “dis”orders.
Will you join us?
— Marta (@dublinfoodblog) May 21, 2014