Writing and Mental Health

In this week's episode Leyla outlines the research evidence on how around writing can support mental health and ways to do this. Continue Reading Writing and Mental Health

Welcome to the 210th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. Welcome to September, a new month and podcast series. This month, we are focusing on writing and mental health.

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In today’s show on Writing and Mental Health

  • About my TEDx talk and booking me as a speaker. [00:44]
  • Why I chose to do an episode on writing and mental health. [01:15]
  • How emotional writing can positively affect mental health. [02:01]
  • Research studies that look into the impact of mental wellbeing and writing. [04:15]
  • Different ways of writing for well-being. [05:04]

Quotes on Writing and Mental Health

  • Writing is a really broad word and encompasses a number of ways that we can do this.
  • Bottling up emotions can lead to distress.
  • Writing in a diary or journal can be free-form or guided by prompts.
  • All writing is an incredibly personal and individualised experience.
  • Writing reflectively involves critically analysing an experience.

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