Anyone with children at school would have been exposed to some form of bullying at one stage or another. Some parents have children at school that have been bullied, some parents have children that are the bully while other parents have children that may not have been directly affected by bullying but may have been witness to bullying or known someone that was bullied. Whether your child has been exposed to bullying or not, most parents are concerned about the issue of bullying affecting their child.
Having a baby is one of the most memorable and precious moments of your life. Like many people, you have probably dreamt of the day that you will have a baby! Although this is a wonderful time in your life, it can also be quite stressful! Having a baby is a major life change and it takes time for new parents to adjust to a new way of life. It is normal to feel overwhelmed at times but if you are feeling depressed, overwhelmed or anxious most of the time for more than two weeks, you may be experiencing symptoms of Postnatal Depression.
Valentines Day is a romantic time of year when we celebrate love and spend time with those we cherish. It’s an excuse to have a night out together, or spoil your partner and show your romantic side. While many couples enjoy this time of year, others try to avoid it all together! Valentines Day is a painful reminder to some people of what they don’t have and what they may be missing out on. In actual fact, some people experience loneliness and depression in the weeks surrounding Valentines Day!
Anxiety is a normal, natural emotion that most children experience during their lifetime. Some children react more intensely to situations that they consider threatening and find it harder to get their emotions under control.
Social Anxiety (or social phobia) is a form of anxiety where a person has an intense fear of being scrutinised in public. This fear can be restricted to specific situations or generalised to most situations. To reduce symptoms of the fear and anxiety, people may undertake repetitive behaviours or they may use avoidance strategies. In some situations where the anxiety is generalised, this can result in total social isolation.
Can you believe it’s nearly Christmas again? Christmas is a magical time of year when loved ones come together and everyone is happy….. righty? Sadly, while many people love the Christmas period, there are many people that find Christmas very stressful and experience symptoms of depression. Not everyone enjoys Christmas, and in fact many people get depressed and even angry around the Christmas period.
Depression is a serious condition that can have an impact on both physical and mental health. Many people will develop depression at some point in their lives, but it is important to know that there is effective treatment available.
The rising incidence of depression in men is an important issue in Australia. Men are not very good at talking about how they feel and are typically less likely to seek treatment for depression as a lot of men see it as a weakness. However if left untreated, depression in men can lead to tragic circumstances such as family break up or even suicide.
Do you ever feel alone? Do you feel like you hate yourself? Do you feel that other people in your life don’t understand what you are going through? Do you have a persistent low mood? You may be suffering from symptoms of depression.
If you do, rest assured you are not the only one. There are other people that feel the same as you. Teenagers in particular can experience mental health issues such as anger, anxiety, depression and body image issues and over time some may find escape through drugs and alcohol.
Depression is a mood disorder that most people will experience at least one time during their life. A family history of mental health illness will increase the likelihood that a person will experience depression or anxiety. Quite often a person that has depression will also have anxiety. In some cases people may have thoughts of self harm or suicide.
Loneliness effects everyone at some stage in their lifetime. Certain groups of people in society are more prone to social isolation and loneliness, which can contribute to the mental health issue depression. It is important to identify these people and offer support and information about mental health. Someone suffering from depression or anxiety may feel hopeless and alone. Offering support and providing information about treatment and professional help could really help someone.