Author page: Peter Whitehead

Bread, Roses and Big Bags of Cans

New Zealand has just announced that they will cease to pursue economic growth, and instead focus on ensuring the well-being of their citizens. Policies designed to tackle family violence and mental health issues abound, with half a billion for those with mild to moderate depression and anxiety and a further 320 million for domestic violence treatment also pledged. Many of the chattering…

Social Media and the Marketisation of Depression

Earlier this month, Burger King announced they were releasing ‘Real Meals’ – because ‘no one is happy all the time’. Their options – designed to counter the ‘Happy Meal’ now include the ‘Pissed Meal, Blue Meal, Salty Meal, YAAAS Meal and the DGAF Meal.’ Burger King said in a press release that ‘the brand believes in authenticity and welcomes all guests’ and…