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Book Recommendation: Thirteen Reasons Why

Book Recommendation: Thirteen Reasons Why

I recently read the brilliant Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. Wondering why it sounds familiar? It’s also been made into a TV series and is currently on its 2nd season with Netflix. It’s not a very long book, so it may not sound like much, but I finished it in an evening. Which I think says a lot about the story and the writing. I was hooked from the beginning. Genuinely. The reader is very quickly introduced to the main character and these 13 mysterious tapes. We are compelled into wanting to know more about each of the two

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We intervene too late. How we should really be supporting others (World Mental Health Day 2018)

We intervene too late. How we should really be supporting others (World Mental Health Day 2018)

Trigger warning. This post discusses mental health, depression and suicide. Please do not continue to read if these topics may be triggers. I am a firm believer that as a society we fail to tackle many issues adequately due to only dealing with the problem as it arises and not the many smaller things leading up to it. It’s like using painkillers, only ever treating the surface pain not the cause of the problem that continues to worsen. I see it as a teacher. For example, we try to tackle behavioural issues as they occur not the things that may

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