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May 2017

Australia’s Revenge Porn Explosion: Scourge Affects One In Five Australians

By | 2017-05-15T10:21:36+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Categories: Society & Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

REVENGE porn has more than doubled over the past two years and now affects more than one in every five Australians, with teens and people who share “sexual selfies” at greatest risk of becoming victims. The most comprehensive research into the insidious trend, to be released by RMIT University on Monday, also found men and [...]

The 7 Stages Of Gaslighting In Relationships 

By | 2017-05-05T14:28:38+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Gaslighting is a form of persistent manipulation and brainwashing that causes the victim to doubt her or himself, and ultimately lose one’s own sense of perception, identity, and self-worth. The term gaslighting is derived from the 1944 film "Gaslight", where a husband tries to convince his wife that she’s insane by causing her to question [...]

April 2017

How Ethnic And Racial Harassment Damages Mental Health

By | 2017-04-13T12:13:52+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

A recent vicious attack on a 17-year-old asylum seeker in Croydon has drawn widespread condemnation and is being investigated as a hate crime. It follows a spike in hate crimes following the Brexit vote in June 2016 which brought the issue of ethnic and racial harassment into sharp focus. Yet harassment of people for their [...]

March 2017

January 2017

Is There Such A Thing As An Emotional Hangover?

By | 2017-01-23T15:24:21+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Emotional experiences can induce physiological and internal brain states that persist for long periods of time after the emotional events have ended, a team of New York University scientists has found. This study, which appears in the journal Nature Neuroscience, also shows that this emotional “hangover” influences how we attend to and remember future experiences. [...]

10 Reasons Some of Us Should Cut Back on Alcohol

By | 2017-01-24T11:48:50+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

At this time of year, alcohol promotions, sales and consumption are prominent. Many of us enjoy celebrating a year ended, work and family gatherings, a holiday and a time to kick back and relax. But it can also be a time when we experience adverse consequences of our own or someone else’s drinking. Many of [...]

Growing Up Young

By | 2017-01-23T15:26:53+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Has adolescence ever been harder for girls, as they enter a world where appearance rivals achievement, and judgement is only a social media comment away? Meet some young women who are navigating this tricky moment in their lives. According to Holly, 15: If I leave the house without make-up, I don't feel as much myself. [...]

Family Checkup: Positive Parenting Prevents Drug Abuse

By | 2017-01-05T12:09:56+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

The following five questions, developed by the Child and Family Center at the University of Oregon, highlight parenting skills that are important in preventing the initiation and progression of drug use among youth.  For each question, a video clip shows positive and negative examples of the skill, and additional videos and information are provided to [...]

The perils of social media?

By | 2017-01-05T11:31:15+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

The analysis showed that people who report using seven to 11 social media platforms had more than three times the risk of depression and anxiety than their peers who use zero to two platforms, even after adjusting for the total time spent on social media overall.Source: The perils of social media? | Total Health | [...]