Here’s What We’ve Learnt About Suicide…

In the wake of the Meghan Markle interview with Oprah there has been uproar. Uproar about how a princess, dutchess rather, could ever be suicidal. That's the sad truth though, no matter your circumstances feeling suicidal & wanting to die is a very real thing. Age, sex, gender identity, rich, poor- no matter who you…

It’s Okay To Feel Your Feelings

How are we doing SMP fam?? Not feeling too great? Me neither. If you’re new here, my name is Shae and I’m your friendly cyberhood psychologist. I’m here to let you know that if you’re sad, it’s okay. And it’s going to be okay. I think we can all agree that some days just suck.…

The Mid-Week Pick Me Up You Really Need

Happy Wellness Wednesday SMP fam! We hope you’re all doing well. The middle of the week can be difficult but hopefully this post makes it a little better. Do you ever get to Wednesday and start thinking about some things that happened from Monday and Tuesday, like, “why did I say that to so and…

Therapeutic Tools Psychologists Use In Session

Okay, so, it’s just occurred to us that we haven’t really spoken about strategies or types of therapy that has helped our clients develop better mental health, take control of their lives & invest in their wellness. Honestly, we don’t know why it’s taken us this long to write about it, given that mental health…

5 Quick Tips For Coping With Guilt

Let's talk about guilt, a very common & normal feeling to have. But let's be real, it's a shitty feeling. Because it's such a shitty feeling, it's important to think about how we cope with it. Here are our top tips for coping with guilt.

Coping with Mental Illness During the Holidays

For many, the holidays can be a very anxious and stressful time for a lot of different reasons. Suppose you’re responsible for buying your family gifts or expected to be at certain family events with relatives you don’t particularly feel comfortable socialising with. Suppose you already have a lot of anxiety and stress in your…

Is Your Environment Affecting Your Mental Health?

Have you ever wondered why you thrive better in some environments than you do in others? I’ve thought about it a lot over the last week with various people I know having their environment impact their emotions and ultimately their mental health. Research suggests that we have a distinctive awareness of our environment and seek…

Mental Health Stigma

More now than ever mental health stigma needs to be addressed, so serious changes within society can occur. Over the weekend in Melbourne, Australia (November 9) there was a tragic turn of events where an individual stabbed three people and set a car on fire. As a result, one person died. The person responsible also…