Please don’t sue Britney...
A new interactive, video comedy bit that no-one asked for. ‘Betsy’s Bell Jar: 1 Joke A Day.’
For sticklers it’s not everyday, it’s like ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.’ They don’t do a show every week! It’s just a good slogan!
Anyway, 5 minute video segments about mental health news, issues and everything-on this site.
Under 3 mins for Youtube.com/@betsysbelljar1jokeaday. Under 1 min for Instagram or if you’re lazy this link. Tik-Tok? In progress, I need to find a Gen Z to help me with that (TBC...)
Watch this space, literally. Premiere is coming in a week or so.
By Betsy Cole
How do toxic people use silence to manipulate relationships? Here are handy signs to recognize how these tactics might be at work in your life.
BY JAMIE DONMOYER, Former Scapegoat of a Narcissistic Parent
Narcissists can be destructive forces in our lives in many ways but they are also great at recognizing the training and patterns instilled by other narcissists.
Guest contributor Carlo Cavagna shares about recognizing these patterns in professional and creative settings. Heidi Hornbacher contextualizes the inspiration for his essay through personal experience.
BY HEIDI HORNBACHER & CARLO CAVAGNA
ESO: EMOTIONAL SUPPORT OFFICER
2nd February 2013-26th August 2022
Toby Wan Kenobi his name resulted when his Grandma confused the Star Wars character’s name and Betsy thought it was funny. When they met she picked him up and he licked her on the nose; he chose her. They’ve been inseparable ever since. Toby takes his role as Emotional Support Officer (ESO) duties very seriously. Toby enjoys snacks, walks, his toys and attention, especially from his mum!
BY BETSY COLE
BY BETSY COLE
EDITED BY HEIDI HORNBACHER
ARTWORK BY LAURA CHALAND
How mental hospitals are portrayed within the media and how, generally, they’re still a terrible place to be.
From the expose by Nelly Bly in the early 20th Century to famous works like successful books that became equally successful films ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’ and ‘Girl Interrupted’. Or the novels like ‘The BellJar’ and ‘It’s Kind of a Funny Story’ which had terrible adaptations. Furthermore, the lack of representation of the BIPOC community where mental health issues are normally confined to addiction and maybe PTSD.
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