November 8, 2021

Bethany Rose

Welcome to Proper Mental episode 45!

This week I’m joined by Bethany Rose!

Bethany Rose is a poet, author and educator.

She is a Tedx Speaker and her poem PINK has been viewed 5 million times after being shown on BBC3.

I connected with Beth after watching her Ted Talk which is called ‘Breaking Out if Concrete’ and is about her battle with depression.  It is one of the most powerful talks I’ve ever seen!  It’s a mixture of speaking and performing and it genuinely gives me goosebumps each time I watch it.

Beth suffered a breakdown in 2019.  She fell in to a deep depression and didn’t want to go on living.  After being carried in to her local doctor’s surgery she was told she had lovely smile and invited to try badminton.  It’s this story that inspires her incredible Tedx talk.

This is the longest episode I’ve done so far and maybe the most fun!  Beth and I went absolutely everywhere and we talk about mental health, medication, therapy, breakdowns, suicidal thoughts and Beth tells me why she would really love to turn purple.

Beth is incredibly open and passionate and this chat is both hilarious and vulnerable and I loved being a part of it.

I would definitely watch her Tedx Talk, then listen to our conversation and then leave a lovely 5 star review.

You can learn more about Beth at or @bethany_rose_poetry on Instagram.

You can watch her incredible Tedx here Breaking out of concrete: six ways out of depression | Bethany Rose | TEDxLondonWomen - YouTube

And you can buy her book NEON wherever you like to buy your books!

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