Features

Jordi Bordes. jbordes@elpuntavui.cat

Theatre without limits

Private and public theatres have been pushing the health authorities to remove capacity restrictions

Maria Palau. mpalau@elpuntavui.cat

Art to see out the year

Gaudí, Picasso and a political view of masks feature in some of autumn’s major exhibitions

An autumm of art

A new season brings

Montse Dolz

“Family members are key to the mental health of young people”

Mental health emergencies among teenagers have grown by 47% at Barcelona’s Sant Joan de Déu Hospital as the pandemic has aggravated a delicate scenario

IRENE QUINTANA

“With help it is possible to overcome your problems”

After over four years of treatment, Irene Quintana has beaten her eating disorder and wants to talk about it to help other people

ERNEST BURÉS
23, HAS HAD IDEAS ABOUT SELF-HARM AND SUICIDE

“Living with job insecurity is extremely distressing”

Despite working full time, Ernest struggles to get to the end of the month, which only makes his feelings of anxiety all the worse

ELISENDA SILVA
22, SUFFERS FROM MAJOR DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY

“I don’t want to stay quiet about it anymore”

Depression is not sadness, it’s emptiness, says Elisenda, who had anxiety as a teenager and was later diagnosed with depression

The unseen suffering of the young

Some 75% of the initial symptoms of a mental health problem appear before the age of twenty-five. Young people are the great forgotten when it comes to a stigmatised issue aggravated by the pandemic

Marta Galimany

“I thought only the chosen ones would be able to go”

This athlete from Valls has made rapid progress to reach her first Games at the age of 35

Àfrica Zamorano

“I’ve earned this, and I deserve it”

After tasting the last Games at just 18, she returns in Tokyo