Juliette Burton

Juliette Burton

Juliette Burton is a docu-comedian, actor, writer, thinker, dreamer, doer and person. She has a history of mental health problems and loves The Muppets. These two things are in no way linked.


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Remember, remember…

As far as Juliette Burton is concerned, Halloween can do one. Bring on the oohs, ahhs and romance of Bonfire night.
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My Suffragette premiere

A surprise invite to the premiere of Suffragette left Juliette Burton with a fire in her belly and a shit-eating grin on her face.
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How I know I’m not a psychopath

Tomorrow is World Mental Health Day, making it a perfect time to explore the language used around mental health. Juliette Burton would like you to know that she’s not a psychopath.
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Travelling with eating disorders

Disordered eating can’t be checked in when you board a plane, and going away from routine can cause serious, seemingly unsurmountable, problems for those with food issues. Think about doing it anyway, says Juliette Burton.
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“The night I was sectioned I sat with my mother, waiting”

#piggate distracted people from a lot of bad news, including the death of Michael O’Sullivan, a man with severe mental health problems who took his own life after being found “fit to work”. Meanwhile, Jeremy Corbyn has proposed a dedicated minister for mental health. How that might pan out remains to be seen, but something needs to happen, says Juliette Burton.
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The F Word

“Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will never harm me.” So goes the old adage, which we all know is a crock of shit. Juliette Burton explains why one particular word leaves her sore as hell.
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Kicking against the pricks

Standing up to the Protein World bullies thrust Juliette Burton into the news. It also got her a lot of negative attention. She explains why the time’s come to start standing up for herself.
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We’ve come so far, but got so far to go

Stigma and misunderstanding often prevent people seeking help in the early stages of mental illness. It’s time to change negative attitudes towards mental health, says Juliette Burton.
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Why I want to marry Gonzo

It’s not easy being weird, but Juliette Burton knows it’s always an adventure being with a weirdo, which is why the love of her life is a blue, furry, honk-nosed puppet.
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Taking control of eating disorders

There’s been an unprecedented rise in eating disorders in teens. Overeating and anorexia were the flip side of the same coin for Juliette Burton and both nearly killed her. She tells Standard Issue about her ongoing recovery.