Teenagers Engaging In ‘Digital Self-Harm’

In past decades, teenagers struggling to deal with their emotions might have coped by taking a razor blade to their forearm or extinguishing cigarettes on their skin. Today’s teens, products of the internet era, have found an additional outlet. Approximately 6% of adolescents between 12 and 17 years old engage in a practice known as [...]

The Worrying Trend in the Minds of Young Australians

Working out what’s going on in the minds of younger Australians can be both confusing and frustrating. Are they happy, worried, feeling like they don’t belong, or all of the above? A new survey of 47,000 children across Australia, aged between 6 and 18, may give us a better sense of what makes them tick. [...]

By | 2017-10-16T12:41:50+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Teen Moods: They Are Not About You

My 13-year-old daughter literally cringes when I touch her. Any attempt at showing affection to my once cuddly and affectionate daughter is now met with resistance. You know, the I’m-a-teen-and-I’m-way-too-old-for-this attitude that consumes our children sometime between the ages of 11 and 16. When I fall victim to this melancholy temperament, I’m quickly driven into [...]

By | 2017-09-29T14:11:26+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Anxious Moms Give Clues About How Anxiety Develops

Moms may be notorious worriers, but babies of anxious mothers may also spend more time focusing on threats in their environment, according to a team of researchers. In a study, researchers used eye-tracking technology to measure how long babies spent looking at happy, neutral and angry faces. They found that the babies with anxious moms [...]

By | 2017-09-29T14:11:26+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Virtual Reality Goggles Used To Ease Anxiety

In a WA-first, virtual reality goggles are helping children feel less anxious when they have blood tests and other painful procedures. The technology is being used as a pilot program at St John of God Health Care hospitals and takes children on an underwater adventure to distract them. St John of God Health Care group [...]

By | 2017-09-29T14:11:22+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

6 Guiding Principles for A Successful Co-Parenting Partnership

Divorce was never supposed to happen to us or to our kids. It takes us off the path we envisioned for our families. Once we get through the initial shock and awe that follows the divorce, divorcees struggle to define the new family relationships, including the ones with our ex-spouses. We are also left to [...]

‘Traditional’ Bullying Still Far Outstrips Online Abuse Among Teens

“Traditional” bullying like name-calling and exclusion still far outstrips cyber-bullying among teens - despite the huge popularity of social media, researchers have claimed. A study published in the Lancet Child and Adolescent Health journal found that only 1% are victims of just cyber-bullying, compared to 27% who are just abused in person.  Instead, experts say that it [...]

By | 2017-09-11T16:11:34+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Bullying|Tags: |0 Comments

Selfie Culture Causing Angst with Teenage Girls

It's a quest for the teenage girl to craft the perfect shot. It starts with a simple selfie. Apply a little make-up, caress the hair into position, lean forward to elevate the developing cleavage, put on some smokey eyes, pout the lips and click. Perfecting the self-portrait is done with a filter, some editing, then [...]

By | 2017-09-04T14:57:38+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Schools Spotlight Wellbeing in Bid to Tackle Student Anxiety

There has been a huge growth in wellbeing programs in schools in Australia, with nine in 10 independents schools now offering a wellness service to students and public schools following suit. The annual NAB Independent Schools Survey reveals the huge level of investment schools are making in supporting the mental health and overall wellbeing of [...]

By | 2017-08-28T14:50:34+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Mental Illness, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

10 Reasons Your Toddler’s Tantrum Is Actually a Good Thing

Believe it or not, temper tantrums are an important part of your toddler's emotional health and well-being. Toddler tantrums are one of the most challenging aspects of parenting. We tend to feel like good parents when our toddlers are smiley and at ease, but can feel helpless and overwhelmed when they are lying on the [...]

By | 2017-08-28T14:05:21+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Mental Illness, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments