Anxiety

Alpaca Therapy at Queensland School Tackles Special Students’ Anxiety

Every Friday morning in the small Queensland town of Gin Gin, a group of students with special needs are learning how to train and handle alpacas at the local high school. It is a unique animal-assisted therapy program unlike any other in Australia. "We're trying to create an opportunity for these students to overcome some [...]

By | 2018-06-18T17:12:33+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Reduce Anxiety With These 7 Simple Changes to Your Home

If you’ve ever had anxiety, you will know that it’s a complex illness that can have a debilitating effect on every day life. According to the Black Dog Institute, anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia. It’s important to seek help to manage anxiety. While there are many effective psychological and medical [...]

By | 2018-06-07T20:13:52+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Debunking the Myths About Technology Addiction

How concerned should people be about the psychological effects of screen time? Balancing technology use with other aspects of daily life seems reasonable, but there is a lot of conflicting advice about where that balance should be. Much of the discussion is framed around fighting “addiction” to technology. But to me, that resembles a moral [...]

New Partnership to Support Mental Health in Rural Australian Communities

A new partnership between two prominent foundations will look to support mental health in rural, regional and remote Australian communities. CCI Giving and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) announced they had entered into a five-year partnership last Wednesday. The primary focus will be a FRRR-managed grants program, to support community-driven initiatives that [...]

By | 2018-06-04T13:49:52+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Mental Illness, Suicide|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Texas School Shooting Points Finger at Video Games

As the community in Santa Fe, Texas, continues to mourn the loss of 10 people killed during the country's latest mass shooting, one of the survivors says the issue has nothing to do with gun laws. A 17-year-old student armed with a shotgun and pistol opened fire in a Texas high school on Friday, claiming the lives [...]

Seven Ways to Manage Anxiety

CBT Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) includes a variety of techniques ranging from exposure therapies – where the person either vividly imagines the feared situation or gradually confronts it in real life with the support of a therapist, in order to modify the irrational fear response – to learning cognitive techniques to change the patterns of [...]

By | 2018-05-28T17:20:28+00:00 May 28th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Parents of Teenager Who Took Her Life Say ‘Contradictory’ Medical Advice Failed Them

A Darwin couple who lost their daughter to suicide say the health system failed their family, and there isn't a day they don't question what more could have been done to save her. And they're now preparing to ride 3,000 kilometres across Australia from Adelaide to Darwin to raise awareness of mental health issues, and [...]

Happy Not Perfect App Launches to Combat Anxiety and Stress

Feeling overwhelmed by social media? You aren't alone. Selfie-obsessed tweens and multi-tasking millennials are reporting record levels of stress and anxiety, as social media tightens its grip on human interaction. New app Happy Not Perfect is a very modern solution to this growing modern problem. Created by former TV presenter Poppy Jamie, its dedicated to helping people [...]

By | 2018-05-21T16:48:23+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Mental Illness, Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The 7 Thought-Habits of Highly Self-Confident People

Are there mental habits that will increase your self-confidence?  Most definitely. Below are 7 of my favorites 1. Don’t worry if you don’t feel confident all the time.  It sounds counter-intuitive, doesn’t it? But Dr. Alice Boyes, in her useful new book, The Healthy Mind Toolkit, describes her realization that she needs both self-confidence and self-doubt to [...]

Scientists Have Identified The Physical Source of Anxiety in The Brain

We're not wired to feel safe all the time, but maybe one day we could be. A recent study investigating the neurological basis of anxiety in the brain has identified 'anxiety cells' located in the hippocampus – which not only regulate anxious behaviour but can be controlled by a beam of light. The findings, so far demonstrated [...]

By | 2018-05-21T16:48:17+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , |0 Comments