When you think about a magazine, you wouldn’t be wrong to think about fashion, food or fitness. And that’s OK because they are the niches with the biggest names and brands out there. But you wouldn’t ever think there is a mental health magazine, would you?
There was always a stigma around mental health and that anyone seen to have a mental health issue was either crazy or insane. This was the reason why people never spoke about this subject 10 years ago and some of the older generations still refuse to acknowledge it.
But mental health is real, many people suffer from it and, thanks to the media, it has been brought to the forefront of people's attention in recent years. We are so weighed down with negativity in the news with politics and conflicting stories about what we should and shouldn’t be doing. Not to mention body shaming and name calling from the media about anyone who is in the public eye. All of this leads to a negative outlook so when I stumbled across this new magazine, I was blown away.
Happiful is a magazine devoted to mental health which aims to create a happier, healthier and more sustainable society. Their first issue came out in April 2017 with DJ Pandora as the cover star and has since gone on to have the likes of Giovanna Fletcher, Olivia Buckland and Anna Richardson gracing their front page to name but a few.