The Impact of Social Media on Mental Health: Navigating the Digital World

Introduction In today's world, social media has become an integral part of our daily lives. With the proliferation of smartphones and other digital devices, people spend more and more time on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.  Even though these platforms give us a lot of [...]

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Five Healthy Habits To Improve Your Mental Health

Five Healthy Habits To Improve Your Mental Health   Let's face it; we all struggle with our mental health from time to time. Despite how common these experiences may be, many still neglect their mental well-being. We fall prey to harmful patterns of behaviour. Mental health is as important as [...]

What is the Best Way to Support Family Members With Mental Health Problems?

What is the Best Way to Support Family Members With Mental Health Problems? With the world grappling with the outbreak of COVID-19 and all of the government lockdowns that the population has endured, there has never been a greater risk of a family member developing a mental illness. Mental illness [...]

Emotional Eating and Eating Disorders

Binge Eating Disorder or BED Recently I have had the opportunity to speak about the importance of mental health and my own story with two different groups. One of these groups was my Local Victorian Speakers Tribe members, and the other group was the Murrumbidgee Mens Group in Wagga Wagga, [...]

Mental Illness and Hospitalisation

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

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

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

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 [...]

Communication – What We Hear vs What They Mean

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 [...]


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