Anger

When we think about anger, we typically imagine frowning red faces and steam blowing out of ears, and yet anger is a completely normal emotion that everyone experiences at some

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Depression

Did you know that one in seven Australians will experience depression in their lifetime? This equates to over one million Australians every year challenged by depression which can last months,

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Self-Esteem

How we perceive ourselves is one of the most crucial influencing factors of fulfilment. Having a strong sense of who you are is a key indicator of happiness. In other

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

If you have experienced or been exposed to a tragedy or traumatic event, the key is to seek support as early as possible (American Psychiatric Association, 2022b). Leaving your thoughts

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Eating Concerns

Did you know that as well as substance addiction, Eating Disorders is one of the most physically damaging mental health conditions? Regardless of age or background, it appears that having

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Adjustment Disorder

The diagnosis ‘Adjustment Disorder’ is a broad term used to describe feelings of stress, sadness, hopelessness and unrest after a significant event. The cause of Adjustment Disorder includes, but is

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Stress

Whether you are juggling a busy life with lots of competing demands or you have a simpler existence, stress can still be present. Studies show that up to 77% of

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Phobias

Recent studies show that 1 in 7 Australians will suffer from a phobia at some point in their lifetime. Put simply, a phobia is an extreme fear of a specific

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Substance Misuse

Falling into unhealthy habits with drugs or alcohol is such an easy trap these days. It’s so often the case that you don’t recognise you have developed a dependency until

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Grief/Trauma, PTSD

Have you faced a devastating loss or event which has left you feeling overwhelmed and confused? You are not alone. It’s a fact that everyone at some point in their

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Women Issues

Women’s issues As a woman living in the 21st century, I can certainly appreciate the subtle and complex needs of women. It is at times confronting to consider what many

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Bipolar Affective Disorder (BAD)

In any given year, over 550,000 Australians who are 16 years and older will experience Bipolar Affective Disorder (BAD). Commonly identified by extreme mood swings, someone with BAD will experience

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Sexual and Sexuality Challenges

It is often difficult to talk about concerns related to sexual preferences, identity issues or sexual performance hinderances. While society has made leaps and bounds over the pasts few decades

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Sleep Disorders

Did you know that up to half of the Australian population has sleeping issues? 48% of Australian adults report regular sleep problems, while up to 52% of Australian adolescents aged

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism (a milder form was previously called Asperger syndrome) is a neurological condition that affects how the brain processes information. Typical characteristics of the condition mostly include difficulties in forming

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ADHD in adults

ADHD in adults Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most widespread mental disorders (American Psychiatric Association, 2022b; Kooij et al., 2010). While, ADHD is more associated with children and

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Am I Anxious or Stressed?

Am I Anxious?  Do you find yourself wondering if you are anxious or stressed? Has life become difficult and seems to be filled with activities you’d rather not do or

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Am I Depressed?

Am I Anxious?  Do you find yourself wondering if you are anxious or stressed? Has life become difficult and seems to be filled with activities you’d rather not do or

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Discrimination Heuristics and Biases

The topic of discrimination is not a new subject of discussion, nor its relationship to heuristics (cognitive ‘shortcuts’) and biases. However, I have observed that most discussions primarily focus on

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