Strong Link Between Childhood Trauma And Addiction

For years the addiction field has said that addictions were caused by genetics. If your father is an addict then you have the gene for it and you will become an addict. We now know that the gene is passed on, but it can be turned off if the child has a good and supportive, [...]

The Differences In Mental Health Symptoms Between Bipolar I And Bipolar II

On first impression bipolar disorder is easy to understand. It’s a disorder where a person experiences extreme mood changes, highs and lows, with periods of normality in between. But, when we look further into the disorder, or we hear people talk about their experiences, it starts to get a little more complex, and the terms [...]

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10 Things To Do (And Not Do) When Children Are Anxious

When children are chronically anxious, even the most well-meaning parents can fall into a negative cycle and, not wanting a child to suffer, actually exacerbate the youngster’s anxiety. It happens when parents, anticipating a child’s fears, try to protect her from them. Here are pointers for helping children escape the cycle of anxiety. 1. The [...]

C’mon – Use your strength!

On Saturday, I gave a talk at the First Australian Positive Education Conference. One of the key themes that all speakers, and workshop facilitators spoke about was that of character strengths. 24 Character Strengths were identified by Martin Seligman and Chris Peterson as being valued across all cultures, races and religions.   Each of us [...]

The three R’s of mental wellbeing – Relationships, Reflection, Resilience

While the traditional three Rs (reading, writing & arithmetic) were only aimed at the students, these alternate three Rs could serve as a guiding philosophy for the whole learning community; students, staff, parents and the wider community.  Relationships - Humans are social beings and as such positive relationships are key to human flourishing. As well as [...]

Perth Seminar: Mental Health & Wellbeing of Young People 2011

Mental Health & Wellbeing of Young People 2011. For Education, Health and Welfare Professionals. PERTH ALL SPEAKERS WILL DELIVER THEIR PRESENTATIONS LIVE AND IN PERSON AT THE VENUE! Australia’s leading experts will be in Perth to present to you in person, authoritative and up-to-date information on current issues surrounding young people today! Please advise your [...]