No Feeling Is Final
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
This Mental Health Awareness Week has seen all sorts of people open up and talk about their mental health journeys, which is always a good thing. Just like how you should keep trying to use te reo even after Maori Language Week has finished, it’s worth thinking about mental health the other 51 weeks of the year too. One easy way to do that is to subscribe to No Feeling Is Final.
Made for ABC Radio in Australia, it’s an "audio memoir" (sounds pretentious, but it’s not) of young writer Honor Eastly’s past and ongoing struggles with the dark voices in her head. The intimate, diary-like production draws you right alongside her as she describes what it’s really like with a mix of charming humour and brutal honesty. How does it feel when the reality of “just ask for help” turns out to be nowhere near as simple as it sounds?
It’s intense, deep, personal — probably not the kind of podcast you want to listen to on the elliptical machine at the gym. Although, if that’s where you feel most relaxed and contemplative, by all means go for it.