I am fortunate to have travelled to India three times, and each visit was as diverse as the next. The first was to scatter my grandmother's ashes, the second visit I travelled for over six months on my own, and I spent my most recent trip with my fiancé. India is a country that is, at times, incredibly challenging and I've always believed that because of that I've continued to return.
India has become symbolic of many transitions in my life, particularly facing up to my mental health and eventual diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Creativity and mental illness are often intertwined. Walking the streets of a city alone with a camera is, and always will be, the best type of medication, meditation, and therapy.
Every one of us will be touched by mental illness at some point in our life, either directly or through someone who is close to us. Head Talks believe there is no single path to mental wellbeing and that people can be helped in finding what works for them through information, inspiration and discussion.
By hosting short talks with psychiatrists, academics, yogis, authors, meditation experts, politicians, nutritionists, those who have struggled with and met the challenge of mental illness, and many others with a keen interest in the mind, Head Talks wants to enable each of us to build our own personal toolbox to support mental wellbeing and stay mentally fit.
By bringing these thoughts and discussions into the open, they aim to help lift the stigma that surrounds mental illness.
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