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5 Telltale Signs You Have High-Functioning Anxiety

Are you having trouble sleeping and difficulty controlling your worry? People with high-functioning anxiety experience such symptoms but are still able to get through the day, often due to sheer force. But being high-functioning doesn’t mean you aren’t suffering, and it doesn’t mean you don’t need help, support or to make changes in your daily [...]

By | 2018-04-09T09:06:55+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Self-Rating Mental Health as ‘Good’ Predicts Positive Future Mental Health

Researchers have found that when a person rates their current mental health as 'positive' despite meeting criteria for a mental health problem such as depression, it can predict good mental health in the future, even without treatment. Using data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, Sirry Alang of Lehigh University and her co-authors, Donna D. [...]

By | 2018-04-09T09:07:01+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How to Cope With OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder can be a disruptive condition to live with, but there are steps that you can take to cope with it. In this Spotlight, we take you through them. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) occurs when a person has recurring thoughts and behaviors that they cannot control. Individuals with OCD feel that they must repeat these thoughts [...]

By | 2018-03-29T14:23:05+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Categories: Mental Illness|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

3 Tips to Avoid Burnout

Stop the vicious cycle of burnout. Research on burnout in adults and children shows that there is a correlation between the level of stress that parents feel at work and the level of stress that their kids feel at school. Of particular importance is the fact that the highest correlation can be found between mothers and [...]

By | 2018-03-26T13:49:55+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Walking Home Creates Safer Place for Children

A young child is gradually learning how to interact with other children in a safe play environment. The child had presented at SalvoConnect in Ballarat with severely stunted physical and cognitive development. Born in to a life of family violence, the young child had little social interaction with other children and had a strained relationship to [...]

Why Children Should Be Taught to Journal

When I was in fifth grade I wrote in my journal one day that I was upset about not having any real friends at school. My teacher reminded us, like she did every day, that our black-and-white composition notebooks were for our eyes only. She would read them only if we asked her to. That [...]

Fashionable Anxiety

When stationery entrepreneur Jen Gotch and the heavyweights at jewellery brand Iconery sat together at a table, they decided to work towards ending the stigma around mental illness. Their intention in creating dainty ‘anxiety‘ and ‘depression‘ necklaces was, no doubt, admirable; Gotch is a popular businesswoman whose Instagram following of almost 200,000 was built upon candid [...]

By | 2018-03-12T14:23:10+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Depression|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Here’s How Witnessing Violence Harms Children’s Mental Health

When children learn about news like the deadly school shooting that claimed more than a dozen lives on 14 February 2018 in Broward County, Florida, a logical question for them to ask is: Will the same thing happen to me? As researchers and clinicians who have studied the problem of violence over the past three decades, we have [...]

The Real Reason Today’s Children Are So Unhappy

What is wrong with our children today? According to a joint report from The Black Dog Institute and Mission Australia, around one in four teenagers have experienced a "probable mental illness", which means one in five have had depression or anxiety or both. According to the same report, teenage girls are twice as likely as [...]

4 Ways to Beat Your Anxiety

Racing heart, tingling hands, sweating, dizziness – the all too common symptoms that anxious people experience on a daily basis. Bev Aisbett, anxiety expert, says that anxiety and depression are just a fact of life that we can work on managing. “It’s a part of how we learn because what we’re challenged by is often our [...]

By | 2018-02-05T10:56:42+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments