Lena Bril is a writer, philosopher and a freelance journalist. She writes about mental health and the influence of media on our psyche for news outlets, including de Volkskrant, De Groene Amsterdammer, and NRC. Her in-depth articles sparked public conversation about eating disorders on TikTok, the influence of therapy speak, and the cultural narrative around the diagnosis ‘burn-out’. With colleague and friend Doortje Smithuijssen, she hosted the popular Zeitgeist podcast, De Monica Geuze Fanpodcast. She is currently working on a literary non-fiction book, In Therapie – a journalistic and literary investigation into the rise of mental health problems and all the different kinds of therapeutic solutions.