It's Mental Health Awareness Week. But perhaps we should rename it "Feel Good Week", writes psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald.
I've started to dislike the word wellbeing. The intention is admirable, and I can't help but get behind a budget that promises to deliver it - despite the name.
Yet as a way of thinking about human distress and suffering, it's become the yoga pants of self help. Yet another thing to add into our meat free, dairy free, low impact, regular yoga and meditation-packed days of deeper fulfilment.
But worse than that. It's co-opted conversations about mental health and sanitised