This Teen’s Powerful Post Shows How Depression Can Be Crippling

This teen's powerful post shows how depression can be crippling

  • A Facebook post that candidly depicts what it’s really like to live with a mental health condition has gone viral.
  • Katelyn Marie Todd, a 17-year-old with depression, uploaded a photo of herself brushing her hair on the social media site recently.
  • Hair brushing may seem like part of a daily routine, but for Todd it was a major accomplishment.
  • Todd then detailed how the mental health condition can affect people’s day-to-day lives and the way they take care of themselves.
  • The condition can drain a person’s energy and cause major fatigue, making simple routines like brushing your hair or teeth feel like an excruciating task.

“Depression isn’t beautiful. ”
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Chris Day interviewed on BBC Three Counties Radio

  • It’s been a very exciting week here at the BTC Stevenage!
  • Firstly, we’ve been busy networking with our fellow BTC-dwellers at “The Big Thank You” event (photo by @SebBJones) run by the fantastic Wenta team.
  • Secondly, in the afternoon we were visited by Roberto Perrone of BBC Three Counties Radio.
  • It was a fantastic experience to speak to Roberto live on 3CR.
  • During our ten-minute conversation we talked about mobile apps, how to create a winning website, and the thriving business environment developing in Stevenage…

    To hear me, skip ahead to 35mins at the link below: the full programme you can also hear from many of the other successful businesses that are innovating here at the BTC Stevenage (programme expires in 28 days).

It’s been a very exciting week here at the BTC Stevenage! Firstly, we’ve been busy networking with our fellow BTC-dwellers at “The Big Thank You” event (photo by @SebBJones) run by the fantastic Wenta team. Secondly, in the afternoon we were visited by Roberto Perrone of BBC Three Counties Radio.
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A Bunch of High Schoolers Recreated Martin Shkreli’s Overpriced HIV Drug for $15

A bunch of high schoolers recreated Martin Shkreli's overpriced HIV drug for $15:

  • From the column ‘The VICE Guide to Right Now’
  • almost any drug can be made at small scale for a low price.
  • As part of a high school science project, 11 students at Sydney Grammar were tasked with trying to recreate Daraprim, the drug that Shkreli’s company Turing owns the exclusive rights to in the US.
  • After purchasing the drug in 2015, Turing jacked the price from $18 a pill to $750, sparking public outrage.
  • Watch: VICE Meets Martin Shkreli

A group of 16- and 17-year-old boys was able to recreate Daraprim for just $2 a pill.
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