“Ace mental health for me means knowing your worth”.
Anthony McGarry is a 20 year old Biology student from Greater Manchester. We met him in Manchester and talked about revision, short films and taking the good with the bad.
What are your plans for today?
I’m working three till midnight, probably get home about one. I’ll read off some notes, mid-exam season so, busy busy.
Are you studying or working?
Both, cos I’m skint. I’m studying Biology at Newcastle University and I’m working at Bierrex.
What are you listening to, reading and watching at the moment?
I’ve been listening to a lot of Grimes and there’s a women of hip-hop playlist that I’ve been listening to, helps revision.
Been reading nothing interesting, just Biology papers.
I’ve been watching a few documentary style short films. And I watched the new Star Wars, fucking class. Also, I wanna start watching Love Sick on Netflix.
What would constitute a perfect day for you?
Getting up like ten-ish and feeling refreshed. Go for a nice, two or three hour, walk, somewhere really beautiful; dead chilled. Have some good food, go to the pub have some drinks. Be warm.
For what, in your life, do you feel most grateful for?
Complete this sentence, “Ace mental health for me means…”
Being aware of the positives and negatives that are going on. Being realistic about them. Knowing your worth and not letting the bad overwhelm the good.
What do you do to stay mentally healthy?
Occasionally take time to just be on my own.
Who inspires you and why?
Everyone that you love has that inspiring nature about them, which is probably why you love them. Everyone inspires me. Keeps you wanting to be a good friend, family member or good member of the community.