Depression

Gestalt Therapy for Grief & Loss

Nov 17, 2020

Grief is like a necrotic tissue. It's dangerous as it can affect the whole being of a person as necrosis does to living tissues in the body. Unless one's grief is directly addressed, healing can never take place. Gestalt therapy is a unique approach...

Depression & Gestalt Therapy

Nov 09, 2020

Contrary to how others would often perceive depression as feelings of sadness going out of bounds, this condition is deeply-rooted in several factors and may lead to an array of physical conditions if not addressed immediately. The good news is that...

7 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Jun 01, 2020

Does the winter chill make you feel down for some reason? That’s because it’s a SAD (seasonal affective disorder) time and the sky is darker than other days, making you want to slip under the covers and do nothing all day. Unfortunately, inactivity...

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...

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...

Study: Could Protein Make Antidepressants More Effective?

Jul 09, 2018

A surprising study has revealed that protein could be the key to making antidepressants more effective. The stats says depression medication only works for around half the population. And that can be a devastating reality for people who haven't yet...

Study: Depression in Dads and Teens Linked

Jan 15, 2018

Teens whose dads have depression symptoms are more likely to experience it themselves. That's the latest out of University College London. The new Lancet Psychiatry study is the first of its kind to find a link between depression in fathers and their...

Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week

Nov 13, 2017

Did you know that around 100,000 Aussie families experience perinatal anxiety or depression each year? That’s why PANDA launched Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week, which runs from 12 to 18 November 2017. The week aims to raise awareness...

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...

Liptember

Sep 07, 2016

Have you noticed colourful, vibrant lips lately? It could be due to Liptember, a fundraiser for women’s mental health programs. The month calls for men and women to be sponsored by their loved ones and colleagues, to paint their lips in the official...

How Yoga Helps Depression

Aug 30, 2016

Clinical depression, anxiety, panic attacks…they can affect anyone at any time. And when they do, it can be a frightening and often crushing experience. And many people who are prescribed anti-depressants and other medical treatments for depression...

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...

Health benefits of taking time off

Apr 22, 2016

  Health benefits of taking time off When was the last time you took a break from work and all your other responsibilities? While we can’t always indulge in a long, extended holiday from our lives, we should try to take some time away from our routine...

Study: Does Poor Nutrition Cause Depression?

Mar 02, 2016

We've known for a long time that we are what we eat. And science is striding forward in finding out just how food is linked to mood – and even mental health. One study found that eating a Mediterranean-style diet could prevent depression – while...

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