Looking Back on 2018: A Year of Two Parts

For me, its been a year of two parts at Young People Insight.  Part of it was on a downer and the other part was on the up, which I think had more to do with me than the platform itself. I struggled a lot with YPI at the early stages of this year and … Continue reading Looking Back on 2018: A Year of Two Parts

How I’ve Been Struggling with My Mental Health

With next week being Mental Health Awareness Week, this month's focus at YPI is Mental Health. Over the years, I have come to see how vital it is to take care of my mental health, after putting both my mental and emotional health last to focus on my education and career goals in particular.  Dropping … Continue reading How I’ve Been Struggling with My Mental Health

The Inspirational Legacy of Lauren Hill

Today I watched the tribute to college basketball player, Lauren Hill, from the 2015 ESPY Awards, and it was beautiful.  I cried as I was reminded of the amazing courage this young woman showed in the face of adversity and how she made a big difference in the world in such a short space of … Continue reading The Inspirational Legacy of Lauren Hill

Guest Post: What it’s like living with depression and anxiety disorder

Rhianna shares her story about what life is like living with depression and anxiety disorder, as she tries to defy the "depression stereotype". “Just sleep on it, you’ll feel better in the morning”. The most common thing I hear from people. However, depression is not something that you can sleep on. Things don’t just miraculously … Continue reading Guest Post: What it’s like living with depression and anxiety disorder