Mental Illness and Hospitalisation

By |2020-12-16T13:16:59+11:00December 16, 2020|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Mental Illness and Hospitalisation So the dreaded 'H' word has just been lobbed at you like a live hand grenade and has you ducking for cover while you work out what happens next. Hospitalisation generally happens when one of two things occur: You said the magic words to your GP [...]

Social Anxiety and COVID-19 Restrictions

By |2020-10-30T11:37:46+11:00October 30, 2020|Categories: Mental Health, Self Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

Social Anxiety and COVID-19 Restrictions Introduction Due to COVID-19, government-imposed restrictions around the world are quite common. Unfortunately, this has had a disastrous impact on our mental health. The mental health system is at maximum capacity, which means its harder than ever to get the timely assistance you may require. [...]

PTSD and Me – Transform Pain into Power

By |2020-10-26T10:47:14+11:00October 26, 2020|Categories: Mental Health, Self Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

PTSD and Me - Transform Pain Into Power Introduction As you might know, I have suffered from Depression, Anxiety and Schizoaffective Disorder now for 25+ years and have accumulated a lot of experience and knowledge along the way. My main purpose in this life is to help others who are [...]

Victorian Mental Health Services Update

By |2020-10-30T22:52:53+11:00October 18, 2020|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

Back on the 25th August 2020, I sent an email to Minister Martin Foley about some concerns I held with the Mental Health services available in the state of Victoria in Australia. Email to the Minister for Mental Health You can see below a copy of what I sent to [...]

Book Review – Perceptions and Perspectives

By |2020-10-16T22:35:08+11:00October 17, 2020|Categories: Self Improvement|Tags: , , |

Aloha All, Aloha, what a fantastic word. Aloha is the Hawaiian word for "Love, affection, peace, compassion and mercy". I think we could all do with more of that in our lives, especially those who have a mental illness. Not to mention what I would give to be in Hawaii [...]

Communication – What We Hear vs What They Mean

By |2020-10-10T05:56:09+11:00October 10, 2020|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , |

After seeing some posts on social media recently about things you wouldn't say to somebody with depression or suicide ideation, it brought up another topic for me that I find to be relevant. That topic is the regular miscommunications that patients often experience when talking with their doctors/therapists. Allow me [...]

Conquer Your Inner Demons – Now Available For Pre-Purchase

By |2020-10-06T11:14:43+11:00October 6, 2020|Categories: Mental Health, Self Improvement|Tags: , , , |

I'm proud to announce that my new book 'Conquer Your Inner Demons - The Ultimate Guide To Better Mental Health' is now available to pre-purchase for $19.95 + $5 Postage & Handling. The book has gone to the layout phase, which means it's not too far off now. I expect [...]

The Sleeping Black Dog Has Re-awoken

By |2020-10-06T05:49:23+11:00May 7, 2020|Categories: Mental Health, Self Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

Introduction Arrgghh. I wish it weren't so, but for the last week or so I've felt very down and out. My depression comes in waves, sometimes I'm working at full speed, and you would wonder if there was anything wrong at all. Then other times it's all I can do [...]

Seasonal Affective Disorder and Me

By |2020-04-30T22:08:33+10:00April 30, 2020|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , |

Seasonal Affective Disorder and Me Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is defined when the sufferer has good mental health for most of the year but had depressive symptoms around the same time each year. This is generally in line with changes to the seasons, normally autumn or winter. The theory behind [...]

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