Anxiety

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day 2019

Oct 25, 2019

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, also known as Survivor Day, is happening this 23 November 2019 all over the world. Through this event, people affected by suicide loss can have a day to reflect and join together for healing and support.

Study: Part of the Brain Linked to Multiple Mental Illnesses

Jul 05, 2019

We're learning more about mental illness every day. And what's fascinated researchers for a while now, is that half of the people who have one mental illness also experience another one at the same time. So you might have anxiety with depression - which...

What is Social Prescribing?

May 15, 2019

Last week while in the UK, I was invited to attend a forum on "social prescribing". This is a hot topic among mental health circles. But what is social prescribing, and should we have more of it in Australia? What is social prescribing? While there...

Happy New Year: World Happiness Report 2018

Jan 01, 2019

Happy New Year! 2018 has been a blast, and hopefully 2019 will also be the same. But the past year has certainly had its ups and downs, and in terms of happiness, how did it do? You'll be chuffed to know that Australia ranks among the world's happiest...

Christmas Survival Tips & Guide

Dec 17, 2018

Christmas is the season to be jolly.  But, sometimes it's easy to forget the jolliness in Christmas time with all the preparations that come hand in hand with this, the merry season. Lest we forget, there is such a thing called Holiday stress. Here...

Report: Youth Mental Illness on the Rise

Dec 12, 2018

Mental illness is on the rise in Australia - and around the world. And, alarmingly, new research shows mental illness rates in young people are rising too. In fact, one in four young Australians will experience a serious mental health problem. Like...

Survey: 40% of Australian Women Have Depression or Anxiety

Dec 11, 2018

A startling survey has revealed that 40% of Australian women have depression and anxiety. It found that women aged 18-35 have the highest anxiety scores -and social media could be the culprit. The Jean Hailes Women's Health Survey 2017 questioned more...

Rural Kids Deal Better with Stress

Aug 13, 2018

Rural Kids Deal Better with Stress    Kids who grow up in the city without pets are more at risk of developing mental illness. A new University of Colorado study also found children raised in the country with lots of animals and a dusty environment...

Is social media bad for your mental health?

Oct 13, 2017

Several studies have suggested mental health can leave us feeling inadequate and left out. And now, Instagram has been rated as the “worst social media platform” in terms of its impact on mental health. In the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) report, 1,479...

Mental Health Week

Oct 09, 2017

Mental Health Week is part of an Australian mental health promotion campaign held in October each year. It aims to promote the understanding and awareness of mental health and wellbeing and helps raise awareness and understanding about mental health...

Top Ten Signs You May Have A Thyroid Problem

Oct 03, 2017

What is Thyroid Gland? The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland located in the base of your neck. It is responsible for releasing hormones, namely thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), which are necessary in controlling the body’s...

How Fermented Foods Help Manage Anxiety

May 08, 2017

Anxiety is on the rise. Stats say it’s the most common mental health condition in Australia. So, naturally, many of us are looking for ways to calm our mind. And fermented foods may be one way to do just that. A recent study of 700 uni students revealed...

How to handle a panic attack

Oct 10, 2016

There’s the shortness of breath. The tightening in the chest. The overwhelming sensation of not being able to breathe, and fretting if you ever will again. They can come on anywhere, at any time (for me, it was 40 metres under water while scuba diving).

Study: are antidepressants pointless for kids and teens?

Aug 15, 2016

A significant review of antidepressant use has found that they are mostly ineffective and could even harm children and teens.Published in The Lancet, the review led by researchers at Oxford University, assessed the evidence for 14 different antidepressants...

Expert Insight: Using the Sun Ancon Chi Machine

Nov 13, 2013

Have you ever heard of goldfish exercise? Well, there is a machine that can simulate the experience for humans and realise a range of health benefits, including oxygenation at the cellular level as well as detoxification of the lymphatic system. ntpages.com.au...

What Natural Therapies for Panic Attacks?

Oct 28, 2013

Anyone who’s experienced panic attacks knows how frightening they can be. It can be difficult to breathe and often it feels like you’re living your last moments. Thankfully, there are many natural approaches to panic attacks that can help you during...

7 Natural Ways to Beat Stress

Sep 30, 2013

Feeling a little edgy? Seeking a natural way to stress less? We’ve pulled together 7 natural ways to beat stress, without popping a pill or pulling your hair out. 1. Cut out Caffeine When you’re feeling a little tired, a cup of coffee can be a...

Attending a Retreat

Sep 11, 2013

Need a holiday? Forget about flights and cramming 20 countries into two weeks. For a really relaxing time, a retreat might be just what the health practitioner ordered! But if you’ve never been to a wellness retreat, you may be wondering what to...

Talking About the Big A - Anxiety!

Feb 15, 2013

Oh, the Big ‘A’  - would be fabulous if the Big ‘A’ was Awesome, but we are talking about ANXIETY ! So many of us feel it – Australian  statistics reveal that over 20 % of our population suffer from anxiety and related conditions – yes...

Healing Your Emotions with Natural Therapies

Feb 06, 2013

For many of us, emotional pain can involve depression, anxiety, fear and grief. Thankfully, several natural therapies may prove beneficial in helping heal our emotions. What is Emotional Pain? Emotional pain may emerge during childhood or adulthood.

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