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Social Anxiety in Kids

This information from Parentline helps carers of children suffering from the most common form of the most common mental health condition: social anxiety disorder. Although highly treatable, the article acknowledges that SAD can be difficult to diagnose in children given that young kids are often shy. However, it's also important to help kids with an [...]

By |2019-06-13T17:21:16+10:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Brisbane Gen Next seminar draws a crowd, a standing ovation and local media interest

Professionals in the education, community and health sectors flocked to The University of Queensland on Friday to attend the Brisbane Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People not-for-profit educational seminar from Generation Next. The annual circuit visits six states, and for some Brisbane attendees, it was their eighth time attending the seminar, which aims to [...]

To help students overcome setbacks, they need to develop ‘academic buoyancy’

Teachers, parents, and academics have become increasingly concerned about the increase of mental health distress in students. Many schools have begun to address this issue by focusing on building student resilience. Academic resilience is a person’s ability to respond effectively to long-term academic challenges, such as chronic underachievement. Australian psychologists Andrew Martin and Herbert Marsh [...]

By |2019-04-01T15:33:58+11:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: Resilience|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Help an anxious teen with this glitter jar technique

When a teenager is really upset, parents often feel the need to do something — gather information (“Who hurt you and what’s their phone number?”), launch into a profound lecture, or maybe try a problem-solving technique they heard about in a TED talk. A better first response: Grab a glitter jar. It’s an idea psychologist [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:13:38+11:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Reduce children’s test anxiety with these tips – and a re-think of what testing means

The term “test anxiety” typically conjures up images of a high school or university student obsessing over an upcoming exam. Certainly, older students have been the focus of more than a half a century of research examining test and assessment anxiety and its impact on grades. Researchers know that such test anxiety generally has a [...]

By |2019-03-04T17:35:45+11:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Today’s Song: Julia Michaels & Selena Gomez Open Up A Conversation About Mental Health With Anxiety

Most people are familiar with mental health as a topic nowaday: Mental illness has never been so widely spoken about, and as stigmas fade, more people are opening up about their struggles with mental illness. That said, it is still not a popular topic in music — at least not on Top 40 radio, and [...]

By |2019-02-25T17:15:54+11:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Illness|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How Domestic Violence Affects Women’s Mental Health

Every week in Australia, a woman is murdered by someone she knows. And it’s usually an intimate male partner or ex-partner. One in three women has suffered physical violence since the age of 15. In most cases (92% of the time) it’s by a man she knows. Added to this, one-quarter of Australian women have suffered emotional abuse from a current or [...]

By |2019-02-25T17:13:56+11:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Surprising ways to beat anxiety and become mentally strong – according to science

Do you have anxiety? Have you tried just about everything to get over it, but it just keeps coming back? Perhaps you thought you had got over it, only for the symptoms to return with a vengeance? Whatever your circumstances, science can help you to beat anxiety for good. Anxiety can present as fear, restlessness, [...]

How to help teenage girls reframe anxiety and strengthen resilience

In the last decade, rates of anxiety-related disorders in teenagers have steadily risen, particularly in girls. Researchers and psychologists posit several hypotheses about why these rates are on the rise -- from digital hyperconnectivity to heightened external pressures to simply a greater awareness, and therefore diagnosis, of mental health concerns. Whatever the causes, Dr. Lisa [...]

By |2019-02-19T12:01:44+11:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Too Stressed to Test: Anxious Students Using Doctor Notes as Exams Become too Much

High school students are now so stressed that they are visiting doctors in the hope of being able to escape the pressure of a group exam, major test, or even just everyday lessons. Experts say an epidemic of anxiety in our schools is emerging from a storm of factors including the never-ending exposure to social [...]