Grief and Children The death of a loved one can cause so many emotions and feelings. As adults, we try and take the positive, remembering the good times rather than the bad. The grief process can vary from individual to individual. At least, that’s how I chose to look at [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

COVID-19 and Mental Health Introduction So it's been a few weeks since our government here in Australia instituted self-isolation and lockdown for us citizens. Not that we are alone in this world, many other countries experiencing the Corona (COVID-19) virus have also done the same and in some cases, even [...]

Thought to be a time of great joy and celebration, in between the numerous parties, gatherings and the good old Christmas shopping rush, the holidays can often feel like a dark time for so many people who suffer from depression and seasonal depression. While 1 in 7 Australians and 1 [...]

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