Understanding OCD – Part 5 (Instrumental Health – A Mental Health Documentary Series)

Understanding OCD – Part 5 (Instrumental Health – A Mental Health Documentary Series)

[Music] It’s not just the sufferers, you know? We’ve all got families, and it affects the family. It affects the workplace. It affects every aspect of your life. And OCD Action provide support and resources to everybody. We offer a helpline, so an email and phone helpline, which is a listening and information service. We […]
Understanding OCD – Part 4 (Instrumental Health – A Mental Health Documentary Series)

Understanding OCD – Part 4 (Instrumental Health – A Mental Health Documentary Series)

[Music] I’m running 230 kilometres through the Amazon rainforest of Peru. The actual event is called the Jungle Ultra, and I’m doing the event to raise money and awareness for OCD Action. Why do I take on these massive challenges? My answer is this. Number 1 – it gives my pain some kind of purpose. […]
Understanding Hoarding – Part 2 (Instrumental Health – A Mental Health Documentary Series)

Understanding Hoarding – Part 2 (Instrumental Health – A Mental Health Documentary Series)

[Music] What is happening, is that housing, who are the landlords, are not social-care trained, are not mental-health trained, have the onus of the problem because it’s their property, so they are, sort of, put in the position of reaching out to social services, reaching out to mental health services, and being told there’s nothing […]
Understanding OCD – Part 3 (Instrumental Health – A Mental Health Documentary Series)

Understanding OCD – Part 3 (Instrumental Health – A Mental Health Documentary Series)

[Music] People with OCD often do live with it in silence, and I lived with it for years and years without talking about it because I was too embarrassed about the things I was doing, you know, the behaviour I was doing were really strange, they were unusual. I didn’t think anybody else did them. […]
The Music In You – Part 1 (Instrumental Health – A Mental Health Documentary Series)

The Music In You – Part 1 (Instrumental Health – A Mental Health Documentary Series)

[Music] When I heard 2Pac – Changes, I cried as a kid, and that’s crazy because I didn’t even know the capacity of how big he was at the time. I just felt it in my spirit. I don’t know what he was talking about but it just connected with me. And I remember just […]
The Music In You – Part 4 (Instrumental Health – A Mental Health Documentary Series)

The Music In You – Part 4 (Instrumental Health – A Mental Health Documentary Series)

[Music] I remember mother going to some therapy sessions, and then them being cut, because the mental health funds got cut for Cheltenham, so four wards went down to one, and she just couldn’t get the help anymore. She was really let down. And that again is a mental health issue because you get into […]
Understanding Hoarding – Part 1 (Instrumental Health – A Mental Health Documentary Series)

Understanding Hoarding – Part 1 (Instrumental Health – A Mental Health Documentary Series)

[Music] Initially, HoardingUK was just started as the helpline, so I was volunteering Fridays, I put up the one-page website in September, by October I had my first call. I can never say this without welling up. The first thing she said to me was “Where have you been?” The clinical statistics are 2 to […]
Performer Interview:  The Connection Between Pain and Humor

Performer Interview: The Connection Between Pain and Humor

I'm not the best at talking about my own depression with other people I think I probably use humor as my natural coping mechanism which I think a lot of people who work in entertainment Mike because humor comes from pain humor comes from from from suffering from painful anxiety of confusion you know you […]
Film & Television Composer Adrian Ellis on the Daily LIfe of a Film Composing

Film & Television Composer Adrian Ellis on the Daily LIfe of a Film Composing

step one is I called every single person I knew that that worked in any way was adjacent to the film industry and yeah that was you're exactly right because it was really tough going all of a sudden just doing like an one eighteen way I'm now in this industry and I knew zero […]
Performer Interview:  Addiction and Judgment

Performer Interview: Addiction and Judgment

I am a comedian so I deal with depression obviously and I'm also a recovering alcoholic so these are these subjects very near and dear to my heart a lot of my close friends are recovering addicts or deal with depression or one of these issues for a long time I thought that people were […]