Shrink | Web Series | Mental Health | Depression |

by Antonia

Shrinklogocropped-aa3ad3ce-635586800804780334_680_RawShrink will be a weekly web series set to be released on YouTube very soon. The web series will be featuring the ongoing issue of Mental Health in our society – especially Depression. ”Depression is quite common and affects about one in 10 of us at some point. It affects men and women, young and old. Depression can also strike children. Studies have shown that about 4% of children aged five to 16 in the UK are anxious or depressed” – NHS Choices | Clinical Depression 

According to the synopsis the web series :

|| “Shrink” follows cognitive behavioural therapist, the beautiful but flawed Natasha Charlton, as she battles her own secret fight with depression & the pain of her secretive past, whilst attending to the psychological needs of the people of London.

S01 of “Shrink” explores depression in relation to child-on-child abuse, uni stress & anxiety, unemployment/financial anxiety, workplace bullying, girlhood & colourism, plus male body image.

“Shrink” is to explore and present the psychological aspect of living in London as one of the busiest cities in the world with such a lonely & isolating illness like depression. Mental health remains cacooned within this deadly social stigma of shame, and with visual art being the powerful phenomenon it is, my desire is for “Shrink” to speak volumes in breaking down these barriers of stigma through the incredible mediums of the internet, and eventually television. ||

The web series will be produced by the very talented (Producer, Writer, Director and Actress) Katrina  S. Jackson through her company Auteur Vision. Her short film ‘Jude’ about anxiety & depression was featured here last year. If you can, please kindly donate to this incredible and thought provoking project. With every donation you will get something in return and plus a break down of how the money will be distributed is explained also. The target is £600 which has to be raised by Wednesday 10th April 2015, they are a little bit more than half way, so please give it an extra push.. starting with a £1  : )

Make sure you stay in the loop with the #ShrinkS01 hashtag and check back here as i will be posting the episodes.