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No winners in war just Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for all

People invest a lot of emotion in holding on to their beliefs. And they have a tendency to defend those beliefs very fiercely indeed. Sadly, the first casualties in a confrontation are all too often facts and logic.  In fact, they frequently become quite irrelevant. When someone wishes to impress upon you the righteousness of their opinion; passion and volume are often their first weapons of choice.

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Why New Year’s Resolutions so seldom work

The idea of setting resolutions is not inherently flawed. However, the way they are approached and executed will impact their success. The simple fact that the resolutions are made upon the advent of the New Year in no way affects the likelihood of you being successful in maintaining them.

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Christmas with the Terrible Twins and Their Many Horrible Relatives

Life is a very untidy business. And therapy is a gritty, often very messy process to boot. Psychological problems very seldom occur in isolation. Far more often mental health issues manifest themselves in a combination of complex, interconnected and interdependent ways.

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Am I okay
Am I Okay?

In the midst of our busy lives we all too often neglect the importance of checking in on those around us in order to ask a simple question with important and far-reaching consequences: “Are you okay?”

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Changing Mindset Changes Outcomes

Mental health conditions cost Australian workplaces $10.9 Billion a year.

A  BeyondBlue/PwC Report has shown that untreated mental health conditions cost Australian workplaces $4.7 billion in absenteeism, $6.1 billion in presenteeism, and $146 million in compensation claims. What’s more, recent research assessments, utilising a human capital approach, estimate the global economic burden of mental illness is skyrocketing from US$2.5 trillion in 2010 to US$6.1 trillion in 2030.

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How to support a loved one suffering from mental illness

The winter of depression

I am often asked: “How can I help someone suffering from mental illness?” The answer is surprisingly simple. The key lies in the empathy that can only come from a clear understanding of what they’re going through.

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Winter Blues (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

AS THE NIGHTS GROW LONGER OUR MOODS GROW DARKER
It was by no accident that we chose winter as the pivotal metaphor in the way that Metaphorical Therapy approaches the serious growing problem of depression. For some of us, the seasonal affective disorder appears to be a genuine problem. Here’s why it happens and how you might manage it better.

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Bully vs The Psychological Martial Artist

There is absolutely no doubt that bullying is unacceptable and should be stamped out. However, the culture of bullying is endemic in some organisations and it may not be realistic to prevent it as the behaviour of many people is entrenched, justified by blaming the victim or dismissing their behaviour as just being a “joke “and that the complainant is being “over sensitive”.

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World Mental Health Day

As education shapes our view of the world should the changing realities of that world not shape our view of education?

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The Mental Illness Pandemic and the aftermath of a Perfect Storm

The Mental Illness Pandemic and the aftermath of a Perfect Storm

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