Global Wellness Day: A Focus on Mental Health Awareness and Wellbeing
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5d ago
Global Wellness Day in June each year serves as a reminder of the importance of overall wellbeing. While physical health often takes the spotlight, mental health advocacy needs equal attention because it encourages individuals to recognise the value of mental wellbeing, understand an array of mental health issues, and seek help when needed. This post delves into why mental health awareness is vital and how you can protect your own mental health.  ..read more
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Understanding Schizophrenia: Symptoms, Myths and Treatment
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2w ago
Schizophrenia is a complex mental health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Despite its prevalence, there are still misconceptions around the condition. In honour of World Schizophrenia Awareness Day on May 24th, this post aims to contribute to the de-stigmatisation of this condition by explaining the symptoms, signs to watch for, common myths, and pathways for treatment and support ..read more
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Meet Evan.
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2w ago
Evan holds a Diploma in Community Development from RMIT University and possesses a diverse professional background. Evan's career has spanned roles in sales, fashion, building, finances and even conducting funerals. However, Evan's life took a significant turn when he was diagnosed with schizophrenia.   ..read more
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Meet Sarah.
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2w ago
Sarah was 15 years old, when her eldest brother Peter, then 21, was 'coward punched' at a party, resulting in a broken jaw and an acquired brain injury. One year later, in 1992, her youngest brother Ben, aged 17, was diagnosed with schizophrenia.  These events marked the beginning of a journey that would not only bring challenges but also inspire a lifelong commitment to mental health advocacy.  ..read more
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Meet Jenni.
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3w ago
Meet Jenni, a dynamic individual whose life is defined not by her challenges, but by her incredible strength and resilience.   Jenni lives with Schizophrenia and is legally blind, navigating life with the help of her guide dog, Gretel. Despite facing multiple medical conditions, Jenni's spirit remains unbroken.  ..read more
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Schizophrenia is a complex condition not a cause or a crime
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1M ago
As humans, we’re driven to seek answers. When the unthinkable happens, our natural instinct is to try to make sense of it. But in our rush to process the horror that unfolded in Bondi, we must resist the urge to draw simplistic conclusions. While we grieve with the loved ones of those who lost their lives, the truth is, we may never know what drove this man to commit these terrible acts. Despite this, many in the media and on social media, have drawn a straight line between his diagnosis of schizophrenia and his actions on that day. For some, this provides a neat explanation for what happened ..read more
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Understanding Autism: Breaking Myths and Embracing Differences
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2M ago
April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness and promoting acceptance and understanding for those living with autism ..read more
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Arlene's story - World Bipolar Day 2024
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2M ago
At just 44 years old Arlene suffered from a stroke. From that moment, everything changed … including a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.   ..read more
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Dov's story - World Bipolar Day 2024
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2M ago
Dov was 19 years old when he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder but that hasn't stopped him from living a successful and accomplished life.   ..read more
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Bipolar Disorder Unveiled: Shedding Light on World Bipolar Day 
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2M ago
Every year on March 30, World Bipolar Day is observed to raise awareness about Bipolar Disorder and to eliminate stigma surrounding this complex mental health condition. It's a day to educate, support, and advocate for those living with Bipolar Disorder, as well as their loved ones. This blog post delves into a general overview of what Bipolar Disorder is, how to differentiate between its subtypes, signs to watch for, common misconceptions, treatment options, and resources for support and management.  ..read more
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