Celebrities – Making Mental Illness ‘Fashionable’?

In a recent article published in The Telegraph, former BBC presenter Bill Oddie, said that people (more specifically celebrities)  are ‘making careers’ out of their mental health conditions.  In the article published on 10th November, Oddie stated that: “I have stepped back from my charity work for bipolar. Despite having had my own experience with … More Celebrities – Making Mental Illness ‘Fashionable’?

Stoic Philosophical Therapy: New Insight Into Old Wisdom?

Stoicism is a school of Greek philosophy founded in the 3rd Century BCE by Zeno of Citium in the early 3rd century BCE and expounded upon by philosophers such as Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius among others.  Essentially Stoics were concerned with understanding the relationship between cosmic determinism and human freedom, as well as developing a system of ethics and virtues. As a consequence, the … More Stoic Philosophical Therapy: New Insight Into Old Wisdom?