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‘It’s real to them, so adults should listen’: what children want you to know to help them feel safe

In recent months, we have been confronted by events that make the world seem unsafe. Among these are the horrific stories of child sexual abuse, the rise in Aboriginal youth suicide and the tragedy of mass killings at the hands of an Australian terrorist in Christchurch. Many of us feel anger, despair, hopelessness and grief [...]

By |2019-03-25T10:51:07+10:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Anxiety, Trauma|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Phobias Predict Mental Health Problems

Are you afraid of spiders? You aren't alone. (Well, except when it's just you and the spider.) Across the world, somewhere between 3% and 15% of the population is afraid of something. That's the headline finding in a new review published in The Lancet Psychiatry. But they found so much more. The authors, led by [...]

By |2018-08-06T11:18:37+10:00August 6th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

4 Steps To Conquer Career Anxiety

In an age of endless possibilities and major FOMO, it’s no surprise that so many millennials experience career anxiety. You may be wondering if you’re in the right job, if you’re doing enough, or even if you’re good enough. (Imposter syndrome anyone?) Maybe your boss is seriously stressing you out, or you just wish you [...]

By |2018-04-30T15:58:48+10:00April 26th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

For Mental Illness, Halloween Is Still A Costume Drama

There was a time when the most popular Halloween costumes were confined to the folk lore of vampire bats and ghosts. This was undoubtedly the popular culture at a time when "horror literature" was based on novels such as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Bram Stoker's Dracula. Although much of this is still with us in the Trick of Treating of today, [...]

By |2017-10-30T16:13:49+10:00October 30th, 2017|Categories: Mental Illness, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Psychology Of The Worry Spiral

Raise your hand if this scenario sounds familiar at all: You’re supposed to meet a friend for coffee at one, let’s say. It’s now 1:10 and she’s not there, and she hasn’t answered your text, either. You know, objectively, that she’s probably just stuck on the subway or something, but you still can’t help running [...]

7 Psychiatrist-backed Tips To Help You Manage Anxiety

People with anxiety disorders often face a sense of worry or dread and spend hours ruminating over worst case scenarios, which can get in the way of professional goals, personal relationships and a good quality of life. But there are ways to cope. Here, experts offer their best techniques to work through situations that might [...]

Dealing With School Anxiety: Powerful Things That Adults Can Do

Anxious kids are brave kids. They are creative, thoughtful and have the potential to light the world on fire, every one of them, often in unexpected ways. When anxiety takes hold though, it’s overwhelming. It can shut down their potential, their engagement with the world and their self-belief. It feels awful and life becomes more about [...]

The Psychology of Fear

Fear is a survival tactic that is built into our species. You are all familiar with the fight or flight syndrome, and that is where your fear originates. In the early days of mankind, the human body's fight or flight syndrome was meant to protect you from the dangers in your environment. Today, however, your [...]

Researchers probe the use of fear in marketing

It’s predominantly because people evolved to respond intuitively to all sorts of threats, rather than think about them too much. To think about them would require time and effort, so it was eminently more efficient to respond to the fear first and think about it later. Fear can have a powerful effect on our behaviour—motivating [...]

Fearful Memories Passed Down to Mouse Descendants

Certain fears can be inherited through the generations, a provocative study of mice reports. The authors suggest that a similar phenomenon could influence anxiety and addiction in humans. But some researchers are sceptical of the findings because a biological mechanism that explains the phenomenon has not been identified. Yet some studies have hinted that environmental [...]

By |2013-12-15T12:06:00+10:00December 15th, 2013|Categories: Science & Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments