Understanding Mental Health

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. Most of us at some time in our life will experience a mental health issue.  In fact one out of  four of us will experience  psychological distress at some stage.  

25 Tips for Coping with Grief at the Holidays

Seek gratitude.  I know this is tough.  But try to find one daily thing to be grateful for throughout the holiday season.  Write it down, photograph it, share it on facebook.  Whatever.  Just look for the little things. 
Remember, it is okay to be happy – this doesn’t diminish how much you love and miss the person who isn’t there this holiday.  Don’t feel guilty for the joy you do find this holiday season.

Wrapping up our Mental Health for Christmas

Christmas is a time when we need to be especially aware of our mental health.  Take time to process and apply self care.  Be aware that this time of the year can be difficult and that is okay.  Allow your self the space that you need.  Look after others around you and be aware that not everyone finds Christmas a jolly time of year.

Tackling Mental Health One Latte at a Time

The next ‘Coffee, Cake; Mental Health Night’ will be held at 8pm on Tuesday, December 12 at Now and Not Yet, 150 Yarra St Warrandyte
Contact Tim via 0405 101 001 

Understanding Mental Health

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. Most of us at some time in our life will experience a mental health issue.  In fact one out of  four of us will experience  psychological distress at some stage.  

Are Depression and Anxiety on the Rise?

Has Depression increased or is it just more common?  More people are being diagnosed with depression each year.   Does that mean that depression has increased or that more people are coming forward? Does social media cause depression or does depression drive you toward social media?

Trying to Understand Self Harm?

If you or someone you know is self harming it is crucial that you understand why people self harm. Understand the myths around this topic and know the steps to take to get help. In many cases self-harm is not intended to be fatal, but should still be taken seriously. While it might seem counter-intuitive, in many cases, people use self-harm as a coping mechanism to continue to live rather than end their life .

Everything is Awful and I’m Not Okay

How would you respond if you got the comment, “Everything is awful and I’m not okay”? Here are some questions to ask yourself or someone if they feel that everything is awful and they are not okay.