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Coping With Panic Attacks

When I was 17 I met a girl and fell in love with her. She was great and we stayed together for many years. Shortly after our first anniversary she had a breakdown – she shut down and couldn’t cope with life. She was ill for a long time. I never told my family because […]

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Enfield Fat Fighters

Exposure has produced a fun and lively video (see below) tackling the growing problem of adolescent obesity. Made with some effervescent pupils from Broomfield School and commissioned by Enfield Council’s Youth Support Service, the video is designed to inform young people about the importance of healthy eating and regular exercise, in a clear and accessible […]

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Body image: No Body’s Perfect

Did you know the average British woman is a size 14? Yet, according to a survey in an article from a 2011 issue of Female First magazine, one-in-two think they are too fat. I can imagine women avoiding looking in the mirror because they fear seeing the slightest imperfections that don’t measure up to the […]

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Drugs: Legal Highs

I am Meow Meow, but that’s not my only name: 4MMC, Meph, Plant Fertiliser, Plant Food, Charge, Bounce, Bubbles, Drone, MC, Miaow and Mcat. I am well known as Mephedrone. You inhale me. I am extremely addictive. I come as a white powder in a capsule or a small clear bag. I am about 95% […]

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Fat Free: A Healthy Lifestyle

I’m 15, and I’m on a diet. Huge gasps from everyone I suppose: ‘you can’t diet!’, ‘It doesn’t work!’, ‘Why deprive your body?’, ‘You’ll make yourself sick!’, ‘You really don’t need to!’, ‘Do you want to be anorexic?’ I have been classed as clinically overweight since I was nine. My GP told me every time […]

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Loneliness & Depression

Before walking into the classroom I felt fearful and nervous. I wanted to run back home. I knew I was going to face another day of hell. I knew people would be calling me names and taunting me, sniggering at how I spoke, mimicking my voice, making it sound ‘gay’, just as they had done […]

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Meat Production: The Harsh Reality

Tormented animals scream in agony as they’re violently slaughtered. That’s the reality of the meat industry. I was 11 when I discovered the harsh reality of meat production. It left a huge impact on me. I refused to contribute to something so inhumane and immoral, deciding never to eat animals or use animal derived products […]

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