World Mental Health Day

The 10th October is World Mental Health Day, an event intended to promote awareness and demystify the illnesses that continue to stigmatise sufferers.

Each year a particular form of mental illness is addressed, and this year the central theme is Depression: A Global Crisis. There are various events and discussions going on online and in communities and I would urge everyone to engage with these, particularly as 1 in 10 people currently suffer from depression. There are many commonly held misconceptions about the illness, including the idea that people ‘just’ have depression, and I think it is particularly relevant in the current climate of recession and vast unemployment that this is being addressed.

About Deborah Klayman

Deborah trained at Drama Studio London and is co-founder of Whoop 'n' Wail Theatre Company. She is an actress, musician and voice artist represented by Nelson Browne Management Ltd. As an actor, Deborah has performed in the UK and overseas in a variety of theatre and film roles. She is also a talented cellist, singer and voice artist. Deborah was one of the Traverse Fifty playwrights, and won the Cambridge University Press "Channel The Bard" competition for My Bloody Laundrette, which she co-authored with Whoop 'n' Wail co-founder Ali Kemp. Ali & Deborah are Associate Performers at the Old Diorama Arts Centre in London. Their new full-length play, But For Us, is currently in development. View all posts by Deborah Klayman

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