Saturday, July 20The Voice of London

Tag: Cancer

Transformative creations: How art helps overcome depression and despair

As the national conversation around mental health begins to finally take hold, Voice of London discovers how one young woman overcame depression and the loss of a loved one to cancer through creating art. Reporter: Anisha Chowdhury | Sub-Editor: James Brookes   Rates of depression and anxiety amongst young people have increased by 70% in the past 25 years, and one in four (26%) young people in the UK experience suicidal thoughts according to Young Minds. This worrying trend shows that mental health is a problem that needs immediate attention, and anything that helps people express these thoughts should be embraced with open arms. Many young people find it difficult to express themselves, especially when there is a lack of understanding within the home environment. Of