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What Colleges Must Do To Promote Mental Health For Graduate Students

Sara did not expect much to come from her visit to the university’s counseling center, but she was concerned enough about the dark thoughts she’d been having that she decided to go anyway. As she sat in the waiting room after turning in the patient questionnaire, she thought: “It’s probably not a big deal. I’m [...]

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

Parents of Teenager Who Took Her Life Say ‘Contradictory’ Medical Advice Failed Them

A Darwin couple who lost their daughter to suicide say the health system failed their family, and there isn't a day they don't question what more could have been done to save her. And they're now preparing to ride 3,000 kilometres across Australia from Adelaide to Darwin to raise awareness of mental health issues, and [...]

Happy Not Perfect App Launches to Combat Anxiety and Stress

Feeling overwhelmed by social media? You aren't alone. Selfie-obsessed tweens and multi-tasking millennials are reporting record levels of stress and anxiety, as social media tightens its grip on human interaction. New app Happy Not Perfect is a very modern solution to this growing modern problem. Created by former TV presenter Poppy Jamie, its dedicated to helping people [...]

By |2018-05-21T16:48:23+00:00May 21st, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Mental Illness, Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Emergency Services Staff Suffering Anxiety & Depression From Abuse

During the last financial year more than 8 and a half million calls were made to emergency services - and in the first half, the majority of those calls were for ambulances. But increasing aggression and abuse have lead to a rise in staff reporting symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety. It's [...]

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+00:00April 26th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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+00:00April 6th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Why Your Brain on Stress Fails to Learn Properly

It’s the end of the term and you’re ready to face the big final exam you’ve been studying all month for. You’ve went to every lecture, read every chapter, and memorized every formula and key term there is to know. You’ve never felt more confident about a test before. The big day arrives. You’re feeling a bit anxious. [...]

By |2018-04-09T09:07:08+00:00April 6th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Can You Quantify Kids’ Resilience?

Once upon a time I’d have thought that a heartbeat that remains steady and unvarying is a sign of strength. But to my surprise, cardiac consistency is the hobgoblin of weaker minds and bodies. “The stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind,” the martial artist [...]

By |2018-04-09T09:07:13+00:00April 6th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Tools To Help Overcome PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental illness that can develop after a person experiences or witnesses a terrifying or life-threatening event or series of events. We usually associate the disorder with war, or acts of terror and extreme violence, but a difficult childbirth, a car accident, the death of a loved one, chronic illness, [...]

By |2018-04-09T09:07:18+00:00April 6th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments