Anxiety

4 Ways Parents Can Help Their Children with Anxiety, According to a Clinical Psychologist.

Catherine* is a busy working mum of two pre-teenage children who both suffer with moderate cases of anxiety and depression. While trying to help her kids navigate the complexities of their feelings, she has asked herself in darker moments whether or not she is responsible for their issues. “I have had my own journey with [...]

By |2018-10-08T14:40:48+00:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Two-Thirds of Young People Experience ‘Worrying Levels’ of Exam Stress, ReachOut Survey Finds

Genevieve Lee expected her final year of high school to be stressful, but the 17-year-old realised the pressure had become too great when her behaviour changed completely. The vice-captain of Gilroy College in Castle Hill said she felt "so burdened with the pressure" of achieving good marks and pleasing her Fijian parents, it was causing [...]

By |2018-09-28T11:56:48+00:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Are ‘Swipe Left’ Dating Apps Bad for Our Mental Health?

Dating apps have taken the world by storm, but has the trend for swiping right or left to like or reject potential matches contributed to many people's unhappiness and low self-esteem? Following the end of her last relationship, Kirsty Finlayson, 28, did what many people do - she turned to dating apps to find love. [...]

By |2018-09-17T10:08:50+00:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Mental Health Issues Remain Pervasive Problem in eSports Scene

At the biggest fighting game tournament in the world, Justin "Plup" McGrath experienced his first panic attack. Considered a favorite to win the title at the Smash Bros. Melee event at Evolution Championship Series in early August at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, McGrath was defeated right before the final, and he finished in third [...]

By |2018-08-27T17:25:53+00:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Less Than a Quarter of Youth Treated for Anxiety Stay in Remission Long Term

Further study of pediatric anxiety disorders is needed to better understand the increased risk for various adult mental health disorders For the majority of affected youth, anxiety disorders are chronic, even after a successful course of evidence-based treatments, reports a study published in the July 2018 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP). [...]

By |2018-07-02T11:00:39+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Science & Research|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Worrying Mental Health Trend Affecting Australians

The fear in the pit of Niharika Hiremath’s stomach would not go away. Even as she lay on the couch after a long day at work, it was there. Her palms were sweaty, her heart was pumping and she felt sick. The biomedical science student was about 18 when she first experienced anxiety symptoms. At [...]

By |2018-06-25T16:14:59+00:00June 25th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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+00:00June 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+00:00June 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+00:00June 4th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Mental Illness, Suicide|Tags: , , , |0 Comments