Katie Thurston

MA English Literature student at the University of Warwick 

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World Mental Health Day 2018
5 days ago
The most important thing to initially establish is a general understanding of what mental health is, how mental health problems can manifest and who they can affect. The video below explores the gener...
Making Self-Care a Priority
3 months ago
I look up at the clock as it strikes 22:12, my gaze then shifts to the exact spot I found myself collapsed in this time last year—a broken body and a broken mind. Vomiting, sweating, convulsing, shaki...
Why It's More Than 'Just a Game'
3 months ago
At roughly 21:37 on 11 July 2018, the hearts of a nation simultaneously broke. But while football might not be coming home, "it" definitely has. Football has been an integral part of my life for as lo...
Sticks and Stones and High School Thrones
4 months ago
I've often contemplated writing this piece– well, whatever this piece is going to develop to be– but have always been stopped in my tracks. This is something that I've struggled to talk about for year...
Mental Health Awareness Week - Day Seven
5 months ago
"The problem with mental illness is people don't look at it as a physical illness. When you think about it, the brain is actually the most complex organ in your body. We need to treat it like a physic...
Mental Health Awareness Week: Day Six
5 months ago
"Caring for the mind is as important and crucial as caring for the body. In fact, one cannot be healthy without the other." - Sid Garza-Hillman The awareness that has been perpetuated throughout the c...