I believe the issue is not the use of social media but the overuse of social media

Social media and its impact on mental health

There has been a great deal of focus lately about the impact social media usage has on our mental health. In my view, social media is a wonderful way to stay in touch with friends, meet new people, promote your business and focus on the things that you’re passionate about. I use social media but … Continue reading “Social media and its impact on mental health”

Becoming mentally stronger

Becoming mentally stronger

Adding more resistance, adversity, or stress is one way and learning how to adapt to the challenge is another. Yet for all of these ways to get stronger, without removing the obstacles in our own approach to adversity, we often see little gain. So if you want to get stronger mentally, here are five things … Continue reading “Becoming mentally stronger”

Reducing the stigma surrournding mental illness

Why reducing stigma surrounding mental illness is important

During the first year and for some time after being diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder I went through a grieving process for the person I thought I was and for the loss of my identity. I was in denial, I was angry, shocked and saddened by my diagnosis and it has taken a very long time … Continue reading “Why reducing stigma surrounding mental illness is important”

Reduce the negative impacts of anxiety and depression

Ten ways to reduce the negative impacts of anxiety and depression

Can we improve our mental health without medication? In today’s busy world most of us wait until we are highly stressed, anxious or even depressed before we act on our health. Even when we do take stock and ask ourselves the question “OK, I’m unwell and getting worse by the day, what next, what do … Continue reading “Ten ways to reduce the negative impacts of anxiety and depression”

Mental health in the workplace

How to change the perception of mental health in the workplace

The workplace in Australia and around the world is a constantly changing environment. Many regular practices that were considered routine and acceptable ten or even five years ago are now consigned to history. One area that still needs to move with the times and catch up to the modern world of 2015 is the way … Continue reading “How to change the perception of mental health in the workplace”

The road to good mental health

The road back to good mental health

Life is a challenge. Often in life, our greatest challenges, adversity or suffering opens the way for us to experience the lessons we need for growth. This has been my experience. If you had said to me fifteen years ago that there are hidden gifts in suffering, I would have dismissed the idea outright. In … Continue reading “The road back to good mental health”

Become responsible for your mental health

Become responsible for your own mental health

My own experience with mental illness has taught me many valuable life lessons. The most important lesson has been that by creating an environment which promotes healing both on a mental and physical level, recovery is possible. My experience with clinical depression and bipolar disorder turned my life upside down and it took time and … Continue reading “Become responsible for your own mental health”