1st of December
The Federal Government has withdrawn funding for the national peak body representing the alcohol and drug treatment sector, forcing the immediate closure of the 50-year-old organisation.
Meet the people who you would never guess would self-harm. Some experts think there is a trend of people with no diagnosed psychological or mental health issues resorting to self-harming. Jenny Brockie asks why people do it and how they broke the cycle.
For all the time executives spend concerned about physical strength and health, when it comes down to it, mental strength can mean even more. Particularly for entrepreneurs, numerous articles talk about critical characteristics of mental strength-tenacity, “grit,” optimism, and an unfailing ability as Forbes contributor David Williams says, to “fail up.”
Being a new parent can feel like a roller-coaster ride for both men and women, but some parents experience the additional challenges of postnatal depression.
One in two Australians couldn’t bear to go without their mobile phones for more than a day, and one in 10 spend up to three hours a day on their phones, a new Not for Profit survey has revealed.
There is an “inhumane” lack of support for mentally ill Australians, according to the head of a government-appointed commission. “We speak about Australia as the ‘lucky country’, but mental health is a weak point,” said Professor Allan Fels, chair of the National Mental Health Commission.
What is meditation? It’s a deep relaxation method that stills the mind and stops the constant chatter in your head. When this internal dialogue ceases the mind settles. Because the mind and the body are so closely related, when the mind is still, the body can begin to relax too.
Postnatal Depression – does the public understand the reality of perinatal (from conception to 24 months after birth), mental illness and the long term effects on the entire family? Debbie Spinks, Founder and Managing Director of Brisbane-based organisation Peach Tree Perinatal Wellness shares her personal journey.