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Mental Health

ANGER: IS BOTTLING IT UP BAD FOR US?

Where does anger come from? And is expressing it good for us? We ask the experts.

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WHAT 5 MENTAL HEALTH EXPERTS DO TO REDUCE STRESS

We should all have strategies to keep mentally healthy. We asked 5 people who work in mental health what works for them.

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SPOTTING SUICIDE RISK

The number of Australians taking their lives is concerning. Here’s how to recognise the signs in others and get help for yourself, if needed.

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What is post-traumatic stress disorder?

Around 12% of Australians will experience post-traumatic stress disorder in their lifetime. How can you recognise the signs in yourself or others, and where can you seek help?

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CREATE A HEALTH RETREAT AT HOME

5 simple steps to transform your home into a health retreat.

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How to create healthy boundaries

We look at setting boundaries in 5 areas of your life, and how they can help reduce stress and strengthen relationships.

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OCD: MYTHS VS FACTS

OCD is not about being incredibly tidy; it’s a misunderstood mental health condition, which affects around 500,000 Australians.

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CAN SEX BOOST YOUR HEALTH?

Research shows a healthy sex life is a contributor to both your mental and physical health.

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HOW TO NAVIGATE ONLINE DATING

With online and app dating, judgement and rejection come with the territory. Here’s how to maintain perspective. 
 
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POSITIVELY HEALTHY

Could an optimistic approach improve an injury or help you reach health goals? A growing body of research says yes.
 
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How to make resolutions that last

A new year can be a good time to make positive changes to your life and health habits. Here’s how to make New Year’s resolutions stick.
 
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Male depression: starting the conversation

Although depression in men is common, many find the condition difficult to speak about. We talk to 2 men who reached out, got help and are on the road to recovery.
 
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ARE THERE DOWNSIDES TO ALWAYS TRYING TO BE POSITIVE?

Looking on the bright side of life might not be helpful in difficult times, with studies showing suppressing emotions can negatively affect our health.

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How to survive the festive season

'Tis the season to be jolly. Or is it? With families coming together, financial pressure and expectations rising, for some the holidays can be anything but a happy time.

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IS AUTISM ON THE RISE?

Why the number of kids being diagnosed with autism is increasing.
 
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MOVING THROUGH GRIEF

Whether it’s a death in the family, a marriage break-up or a job loss, grief strikes in varying ways and intensity for all of us.

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LIVING WITH A CHRONIC DISEASE

Being diagnosed with a chronic illness can be an emotional and challenging time, but your mindset can have an impact on how you cope.


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The importance of friendships as you age

Having friends is good for your health – that’s no surprise. But new research shows that as we get older, close ties with friends become more important than ever.
 
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Is screen time harming your health?

How to stop being distracted by your digital devices and start a healthy relationship with technology.


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Is bad news making our kids anxious?

Kids hear about distressing events through the media and adult conversation around them. Here’s what to do if you think your child is feeling anxious.

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Finding happiness in old age

Research shows that our ‘third age’ – the years after we retire – can be the most rewarding.

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THE HEALTH IMPACTS OF LONELINESS

For many of us the world is becoming a lonelier place. More than just making us feel sad, it can make us physically ill, but there are ways to reach out.

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Finding your third space

Struggling to achieve work-life balance? The Third Space may be the answer.
 
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Eating disorders: understanding the signs

Eating disorders often go unrecognised and untreated, but increased awareness and understanding can drive positive change.

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Supporting a loved one through a tough diagnosis

It’s always distressing when someone you care about gets sick. Here are some strategies for taking care of them, and yourself.

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Treating depression: a new approach

One in five Australians is living with depression. Online therapy is emerging as an effective and accessible treatment option.

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Why grit matters

More and more top performance scientists are pinpointing grit as a way of obtaining success. Is it how you win at life?

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The power of brain training

Can you really train your brain to perform 30 years younger? According to the experts, neuroplasticity means you’re only as young as your brain can think.

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Total recall: tips for improving your memory

Constantly looking for your keys? Beat momentary memory lapses with a daily mental workout.

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Mental health: A helping hand

How to help a family member or friend through a mental health episode.


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How to manage stress

Reclaim calm with these expert-approved approaches to dealing with stress and anxiety.

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