I think this is something everyone at some point struggles with, body positivity. Our bodies are constantly changing & growing, they start looking different at a certain age- for some, it’s sooner, others it’s later. Either way, it can cause us to dislike our shapes and sizes, putting a strain on our mental health. WeContinue reading “Breaking Down Societal Expectations Of Body Image”
It does get better.
For now, keep doing your best.
Hey, it’s been a while, I know. What can I say? I really lost motivation and creativity on what tricks and tips to bring you each week. But I’m back, better late than never right?
Today I want to address the struggle isolation and COVID-19 has brought on our lives and especially the strain on our mental health.
If you need a mental health day or personal day take one… Here’s why.
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 mindContinue reading “Medication vs Holistic Approaches Part II”
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 treatingContinue reading “Medication vs Holistic Approaches Part I”
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 theyContinue reading “Signs & Treatment For Substance Abuse/Addiction”
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 toContinue reading “Why Taking Care of Your Mental Health Is Important”
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, IContinue reading “5 Tips for Managing Depression”
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 beContinue reading “The Importance of Routine For Mental Health”