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Dealing with Stage Fright

Aimie Willow Rose has been performing since a very young age. Here she shares some of her tips for coping with stage fright.

The thing most likely to kill me is me

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day.  Why not contact someone you may be concerned about and ask them how they are doing.  Or, make a point of raising awareness about mental health within your social media network.  Do have a look at this short film inspired by verbatim theatre from CALM (The Campaign Against Living Miserably).  

Postnatal depression: “I felt like I was limping through a permanent twilight”

Gabby Hutchinson Crouch writes for BBC Radio Comedy, Huffington Post UK and Standard Issue.  Here she shares her experience of postnatal depression and encourages us all to bring the subject out of the dark.  

Bipolar: Adam Deacon and Stephen Fry on ‘lifelong struggle’

Actor Adam Deacon talks about living with bipolar disorder with actor and fellow sufferer Stephen Fry.  The interview was first shown on the Victoria Derbyshire Show on BBC2 on August 8th. The programme research team had contacted ArtsMinds for background and they interviewed Dr Carol Chapman who is one of BAPAM’s psychology practitioners.

Howie Mandel Talks About Living with OCD

Howie Mandel  is a highly successful Canadian comedian, actor and game show host. But what many people don’t know is how much he suffers from OCD.  Here he talks about it with ABC News

Mimi O’Donnell seeks solace in theater

Following the death from a drug overdose of her life partner, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mimi O’Donnell was a mess. She withdrew from work, she immersed herself in books about grief. But now she is at the helm of a downtown theater where she and Mr. Hoffman met years ago…