The Treatment and Perception of Mental Illness in Past and Present

Mental health problems are said to be one of the leading causes of the overall disease burden worldwide. Approximately one in every six people in the United Kingdom has experienced mental health issues in the past week. Inarguably, mental illnesses are very prevalent in our modern-day society.
But almost no other kind of illness has been met with such a high level of discrimination and stigmatization.
This article will explore the treatment and perception of mental illnesses in the past and present and how this has a significant bearing on how we interact and represent people suffering from a mental illness today.

The Earth is Drowning in Waste: But Who is to Blame?

By 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the sea. The so-called Zero Waste movement wants to combat these ever-increasing piles of litter by producing as little individual waste as possible. But should we really blame the consumer for the plastic pollution crisis? This article explores whether the Zero Waste movement effectively makes our world a better, waste-free place, or whether their aim does not go far enough yet.