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Love Island’s Georgia ‘is an example of how we might live today’

July 13, 2018

By: Jenna Rachid

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Love Island’s Georgia ‘is an example of how we might live today’

UKCP member Lucy Beresford wrote an opinion piece published in the Metro.co.uk exploring perceptions of one of the contestants in the ITV2 reality show Love Island.

In the article, Lucy wrote about how, in a matter of days, contestant Georgia went from ‘being heroine to villain,’ following accusations that she had initiated a kiss with fellow housemate Laura’s new partner Jack.

Lucy discussed how Georgia talked about her emotions in the show. She wrote ‘This is a woman who bravely told Josh she liked him, stood by him when he was in Casa Amor, and who processed her subsequent heartbreak in a way psychotherapists would applaud. By talking about her emotions, feeling the pain and then re-connecting with her inner strength, Georgia is an example of how we might live today.’

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Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness opened up about his depression

Jonathan Van Ness, who is a stylist for Netflix’s Queer Eye, opened up about his experience with depression.

In an interview with Time Out, Van Ness talked about depression, explaining how at 25 he was watching his stepdad pass away from cancer.

Van Ness said: ‘I was in yoga every day, I was in therapy, and I got on and off medication in the same year. When I got off of them, I quit cold turkey. It was, like, six months of psychotic depression.’

The NHS says that people with psychotic depression can ‘experience hallucinations and delusional thinking, the symptoms of psychosis.’

In the interview, Van Ness also shared thoughts about his daily routine, living in New York City and self-care.

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