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Published on December 3rd, 2016 | by Flipside

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Student outlandishly claims we “should talk about” mental health

A student sent shockwaves through the university today after eccentrically suggesting that people should talk more about mental health.

Third year philosophy student Anne Chovies made the outrageous claim to classmates whilst leaving a lecture in Appleton Tower and now even plans to write a comment piece in the student newspaper about it.

Peers have been bowled over by this curveball of an assertion but Chovies is standing firm.

And the maverick isn’t stopping there, even shockingly supposing there is an underlying stigma stopping people opening up about the soundness of their mind.

She incredibly suggests that discussion about the topic could help overcome this block on society’s ability to address the public health concern.

Chovies said: “I tried to explain my idea to my flatmate a few weeks ago, but she was being quite off and quiet, not really listening to what I had to say and muttering about feeling tired.

“Now, she hasn’t come out of her room for a few weeks. It’s quite pathetic really, she obviously doesn’t feel it’s important to talk about mental heath, which it is. We need to talk about mental health.

“I don’t have time to deal with that negativity anyway as I’m busy writing an important article about why we need to talk about mental health. It’s important that people talk about it and I want to start the dialogue.”

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt confirmed Chovie’s remarks were irrelevant as no amount of talking would do anything to address the chronic lack of funding for mental health services that he had personally strived to maintain since the start of his tenure four years ago.

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