- On a Blog by Tamsin, she posts On Fashion and Mental Health, and quotes:
"Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant piece by Tanya Gold in the Guardian on Friday. It's called Why I Hate Fashion and it describes how she was able to break the vicious circle thought patterns that fashion and most female-focused media encourage and perpetuate inside the head of most women"
"26% of women are likely to suffer from major depression in their lifetime. Only 12% of men are. Call me a feminist, but I don't think that's a coincidence."
- Libby Banks writes an article entitled Does the fashion industry encourage mental illness? She discusses the pressures on designers and others in the industry.
"Fashion is an industry based on judgment, approval and the pursuit of the new and it's no surprise that these individuals have infamous reputations surrounding them. The pressures of designing at this level are too much for most people to endure; they continually and relentlessly offer up something deep from within themselves, while their public achievements and failures are ultimately judged by the bottom line."
- Women’s Fashion: The Mental Cost by Smith, who states
On the other hand....
The importance of feeling comfortable with your appearence, by Liz Lockhart for Mentally Healthy UK. "The effect of caring for ourselves can be quite significant."
- In this article entitled, Improving your outlook with Style about Kate Nightingale Style Psychologist, it is shown that fashion can have therapeutic benefits.
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