CTRL, ALT, DELETE LIVE Podcast: #77 Emily Reynolds (On Talking About Mental Health)
This special episode was recorded live at Waterstones, London on May 11th, 2017 about her new mental health book.
Emily Reynolds is a writer and author, based in London, specialising in features and opinion on mental health, tech, science and gender. She has bylines in NY Mag, the Guardian, Times Literary Supplement, New Statesman, BBC and many more. She has appeared on Newstalk, Radio 4’s Today Programme and Woman’s Hour.
Her first book, A Beginner’s Guide To Losing Your Mind, was released in February 2017.
In 2016, she co-founded the Words by Women Awards, the only general UK awards for women journalists. It received thousands of nominations and had press coverage on Radio 4 and in the Telegraph, Guardian, Spectator and more. The Society of Editors formed an advisory group to deal with diversity following the success of the awards.
In this episode we talk about mental health as part of #MentalHeathAwarnessWeek, getting a diagnosis, looking after yourself, helping friends and family, tips to manage your physical and mental wellbeing, how the Internet helps and hinders us.
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