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Yet We Move Forward, Still

Yet We Move Forward, Still

Yet We Move Forward, Still

Emma Ramsay

Barely staying afloat and almost sinking under waves of pressure is something I have experienced far too many times. That’s the feeling I wanted to recreate with this environmental piece.

After recovering from a particularly rough stage in my mental health I was infuriated by the lack of help and education I had received from the school system to deal with these problems. The immense stress that the school put on students to get an acclaiming set of results was ridiculous. Even if 1 in 10 young people suffer from mental health issues the social education curriculum still hasn't changed in my school and we still aren't taught thoroughly about mental health. 

We desperately need to find ways to get more people to accept mental health problems and to educate school kids that, in fact it is normal to have mental health problems during some stage of your life and that eventually, you will probably overcome them. If you knew that an astounding 195,000 young people suffer from anxiety disorders in the UK and an overwhelming 80,000 children and young people suffer from severe depression you would think that we would need to pay a little more attention to it. 

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Down The Line

Down The Line

Faceless Crowd

Faceless Crowd