Mikayla Attah

Mikayla is a budding Fashion and Graphic Designer, she has her own brand, inspired by Mental Health, called “The Mattah”. Through her brand she discuses her own struggles with mental health and encourages others to express how they feel. When not designing garments and sewing, she also spends time cooking among other creative outlets.

The contents of this article may be sensitive for some readers. It contains discussions of self-harm and suicide. If you relate to any of the points raised throughout the article, it may be worth speaking to a professional. This article contains an account of somebody who lives with high-functioning depression. The account has been personally written by them. We have not used their name in order to protect identity. When it comes to mental health, a person described as high-functioning manages to keep up with their responsibilities. However, they are managing to function whilst suffering with a mental health…

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NetworthPick stands in solidarity with the citizens of Ukraine and anyone being affected. We support the need for peace and hope that Russian forces will withdraw. This article is in no way trying to take away the importance of this drastic situation, just purely to educate and raise awareness. I often struggle to watch the news as quite frankly it leaves me feeling sorrow. Sorrow that I don’t want to carry. That being said, I watch it from time to time so I am aware of what’s happening in the world. For the last few weeks, the news has been…

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Traditionally lasagne is a layered dish made using beef mince but in this recipe I’ve opted to use chicken mince. I also chose to only do one layer to make this recipe straightforward to follow. This is a warm hearty meal that is suitable for amateur cooks and is tasty. Perfect with garlic bread or a salad. Serves 6 people Freezable Ingredients 500g Chicken Mince 1 Brown Onion, Finely Diced 1 Handful of Mixed Frozen Vegetables (Optional) 125g Mozzarella Lasagne Sheets Oil for cooking (I used sunflower oil) For the ragu: 400g Passata 3 Garlic Cloves, Finely Diced 100ml Water…

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Monsters. Little humans. Rugrats. Children.  Whatever you want to call them, for many, settling down and starting a family seems to be the desired pathway when it comes to adulthood. However, it seems that there are many young adults who don’t want to call them anything. So why is it that many young adults are being put off having children and saying no to reproducing? Financial Dependency Let’s get real here, the cost of living seems to keep soaring through the roof and it doesn’t feel like it’s slowing down anytime soon. Especially where I currently live in London, it…

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Have you ever had someone tell you to just ‘get over it’? Or perhaps you told someone else to just ‘get over it’?  It’s such a small phrase but one that can hold a lot of weight and have a larger impact than we may think. I hear it being thrown around a lot when people open up about how they feel. I’ve had it as a response myself when I have opened up and discussed my feelings. For many people, opening up can already be challenging. So imagine how much harder it is to open up and be met…

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Mental health.  A topic that has risen to the forefront of daily conversations. But there are still areas within this that need more light shone upon them. Admittedly, over the years and through generations, we’ve come a long way when it comes to how we perceive mental health. With anything, there are still barriers that need to be broken down. There’s lots of stigma surrounding mental health, even more so for black individuals. This is heavily down to how society and organisations, such as the police, respond to black people with mental health conditions. Often being villainized, singled out and…

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Another December is upon us again, hang those stockings, untangle those lights and put up your tree for Christmas. Time to crank up the music, make some noise and have yourself a metal little Christmas. Here’s an alphabetically organised playlist to get you really rocking around the Christmas Tree. Featuring music from classics like AC/DC to Alice Cooper; genres from classic rock to metal. Here’s 31 tunes for 31 days of festivity, hold on to your stockings. 1. A Metal Christmas War Love Song By Strains of Bellum (2020) 2. Black ChristmasBy Venom (1987) 3. Carol of the Bells By…

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Stress. A small word with a huge impact. Feeling stressed and having to deal with pressure are parts of our daily lives. However, some levels of stress are normal and can motivate us to strive for more. However, over-stressing can have a detrimental impact on our mental health. There are several aspects that may cause us to become overwhelmed with stress. It is important to identify when we’re stressed and work out what has led us to feel that way. If we can’t identify the cause, it is important to at least have ways to cope with it. A state…

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