This video was initially recorded in line with #TimeToTalkDay, an initiative to raise awareness of mental health, and to attempt to remove the stigma surrounding this. This is a subject I feel very strongly about: we all have mental health just as we all have physical health, yet we rarely see the two in the same light, & sooo many times we are less comfortable talking about the latter.
Just as exercise, nutrition & stress management are VITAL in maintaining good physical health, they are essential for good mental health too. In so many ways our primitive self was not made to cope with this modern, tech-crazy society we live in – & our evolution just hasn’t quite caught up. “We evolved as tribal creatures, living happily in large groups, and so the brain actually interprets social isolation as a major problem”.
This video looks at talking as one of the many strategies which can be used to aid and improve mental health, & explores how talking and sociability were integral parts of our existence in primitive times.