9 Tips To Avoid Relapse

Giving up drugs and/or alcohol and living a sober lifestyle can be extremely difficult and relapse is often common. In this article, I'm going to share well-researched tips that can help you avoid relapse. Take notice of your stress- substances are often used to cope with stress and uncomfortable emotions. By paying attention to your…

Signs & Treatment For Substance Abuse/Addiction

According to research around 1 in 20 Australians has an addiction or substance abuse problem which is a major cause of mental illness. By far the most common connection between addiction and mental illness is self-medication. Often people use alcohol, drugs, and food as a way of dealing with their trauma and symptoms that they…

Why Taking Care of Your Mental Health Is Important

We often forget why taking care of our mental health is essential. I get it, you're busy trying to find your place in the world, or you've found it and don't know what to do next, so you dive into your work and don't come up for air. This article is to remind you to…

The Perfect Combo; Mental Health & Self-Care!

Learning to look after yourself from the inside-out can only have positive effects on your mental health. Doing things that make you feel good and helps clear the mind are very important in building up good mental health. In this article, I'll share with you the benefits of psychological self-care, how to practice self-care, and…

5 Tips for Managing Depression

Struggling with depression can feel like being stuck in a deep, dark, hole with no way out. Its filled with negative self-talk, insecurities, and self-doubt. According to research, in 2017-18, more than three million Australians live with anxiety or depression. If you're struggling to pull yourself out of the dark hole that is depression, I…

Improving Our Self-Esteem

Becoming mentally healthy is easier said than done for most people. It takes a lot of time and dedication to self-care, time people don't seem to have. Here I will share some tips that aren't time consuming and doable for everyone. Like many, I sometimes struggle with my self-confidence and esteem especially when my acne…

The Importance of Routine For Mental Health

New year, new you, right? Wrong. New year, better you. I hate the saying "new year, new you" because it creates an unhealthy construct that everything we did the year prior was wrong or bad when it wasn't. Without those prior years, we wouldn't be the person we are today and that's something to be…

6 Tips For Seeking Mental Health Support

Sometimes seeking help for mental health issues is easier said than done. You can want the help but seeking it is the hardest part, why? Because you have to admit to yourself something is wrong and that you need help. In this article I’m going to take you through the when/where/why/how of seeking help and…

4 Must Have Anxiety Relief Apps

I know for many the holidays can be a daunting time. I also know that for some every day is daunting and filled with anxiety and depression. Personally, there are times of the year when I find it extremely hard to cope because of stress and anxiety. I'm a very proactive person (most of the…

What It Means To Be Mentally Healthy

Before doing some research for the new series “Mental Health Monday”, I hadn’t heard the term “mentally healthy” even throughout all my years of study mental health has never be coined that. So, I began to do more research on what it means to be mentally healthy out of pure curiosity. According to research being…