Describing herself as an "expert by experience", artist Bobby Baker speaks honestly and openly about her own mental health and asks why we seem to be so embarrassed to share our stories when one in four of us will experience some form of mental distress.
In the second featured archive talk in our series during #StressAwarenessMonth and as we learn to live with loss and lockdown, we hope Bobby’s candour and comedy is helpful.
“We must find ways to talk about this. And laugh about it, too, sometimes."
As we stand at the entrance to Easter week, we’re delving into the Greenbelt archive to shed contemporary light and urgency on the old story.
First up, Palestinian liberation theologian Naim Ateek on reading the passion in another kind of lockdown – occupation. And rediscovering the suffering servant way of Jesus Christ through that lens.
"You can stand for justice without picking up the sword. You can live with integrity and faithfulness without walking the way of hypocrisy, deception or collaboration. You can be faithful to God without strict, closed, narrow religiosity."
SON OF DAVID, SUFFERING SERVANT Naim Ateek Listen here: bit.ly/gbtalk-suffering-servant
📸Looking over Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives ...
In this time of high stress and anxiety, it's okay to not be okay. Having to cope with isolation and distancing is weird. Losing loved ones to Covid-19 is overwhelming. Matt Haig's open and down-to-earth conversation about his own mental health from #GB15 might just help us all right now.
"We've been coy and embarrassed about talking about mental health. But this is an everybody issue."