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Stress

  • 5 ways to support your male friends

    This week is Men’s Mental Health week, and while we’re making great strides at smashing the stigma when it comes to men and mental health, men are still experiencing mental health conditions such as depression and substance use disorders at alarming rates, and dying by suicide at a rate three times greater than females.
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  • Am I Okay or Am I Not Okay? An Investigation

    With the emergence and continuation of this strange, unfamiliar and disruptive way of life, there has been a great deal of talk of the idea of “coping”. Feelings of anxiety, grief, loss, confusion, restlessness, depression and fear have gripped many of us (for me, a few of them, a few times over). And often, I find myself asking the question, “So, am I okay?”
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  • Why relationships might feel tough right now

    Feeling like your relationships are a bit of an uphill slog at the moment? You're not alone. When dealing with our own personal challenges, it can feel tough to show up completely, in empathetic and supportive ways, for those around us. But here's how we can try...
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  • Facing fear when shit gets real

    It’s pretty tough to live in the now right now. When the future looms large with unpleasant possibilities and our present situation appears to continuously remind us of all that’s chaotic and uncertain. “Don’t be afraid”, “no need to panic” and “you need to calm down” are hearty battle cries from well-meaning folks who aren’t partial to anxiety or are trying to subtly soothe themselves. But denying the reality of our feelings during this time does a great dishonour to our emotional wellbeing and lived experience.
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  • Why you’ll never know who you are & what you want until you give yourself a f*cking break

    Out of high school I was very passionate and driven. There was a whole life and career that I envisaged for myself and I was keen to get started on it. However, as become clear through my tumultuous, laborious and scattered twenties, none of the things I believed I wanted for my life actually brought me any joy or sense of accomplishment. I drifted from one career aspiration to the next, with fabulous opportunities to grow and cultivate myself in live theatre, commercial radio, film & television production, and the visual arts. And each time, the opportunity and experience fizzled out leaving nothing more than a brittle sense of disappointment and failure.
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  • What to do if your anxiety is through the roof because of the Aussie bushfires

    What a fucking year this week has been. Vast swathes of Australia are up in flames, people have lost homes, livelihoods and their lives, half a billion of our native animals have perished and the folks in power seem capable of little more than forcing limp handshakes. It can be an overwhelming and anxiety-inducing time for anyone who loves this beautiful country, not to mention anyone who cares about the fate of our planet.
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  • Have a Spring Fling (with yourself)

    Spring is such a wonderful time of the year. It reminds us of rebirth, growth and of course, the steady approach of a warm and languid summer. As we ease into a new month, we invite you to treat yourself to a little fling, to get your body, mind and soul prepped for the madness of the silly season and to help you see in the new year (and decade!) with wisdom, curiosity and a little humour.
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