How To Practice Gratitude In 2020

Not having a great start to the new decade? Here are some fire ways to get back on track and be grateful for what you have!

Medication vs Holistic Approaches Part II

Following on from last weeks article, this is the last article of the two, discussing the holistic approaches to mental illness. The aim of this article is to shed light on medication free approaches that can treat symptoms of mental illness. When I mention holistic approaches I mean treating the entire person including the mind…

What Is Environmental Wellness?

This week we're kicking Wellness Wednesday off with an article all about environmental wellness and its impact on mental health. Environmental wellness is living in harmony with the earth in a way that benefits you as well as nature. This means having a clean, tidy, and sustainable environment where you can grow and flourish. If…

Medication vs Holistic Approaches Part I

The most common question that comes to mind when studying and researching mental illness is "Should medication be used to treat mental illness?". Professionally, my answer would be that it differs from person to person based on the severity of their symptoms as well as their mindset. For some medication can be useful in treating…

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…