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Struggling to cope – 6 reasons why you should reach out to family and friends

When we’re struggling to cope, talking about it with the people around us might be the last thing we feel like doing. We might think they won’t care, or that we will be leaving ourselves exposed. However, opening up to someone can often make us feel much better. Here are 6 reasons to reach out to someone close to you.

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How lived experience storytelling can help your mental health

Stories are often about people, and a good story is about something we can relate to or identify with. Understand how lived experience storytelling can help your mental health.

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The physical and mental health effects of both a good and bad night’s sleep

We often feel ‘out of sorts’ after a bad night’s sleep, yet ready to take on anything after an unbroken eight hours. Here we look at the physical and mental health effects of both a good and bad night’s sleep.

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Sticking with your new year resolutions

If late 2018 saw you take steps for change in the new year, early 2019 is all about sticking with them. Change is hard, but here are some tips on how to stick with your new year resolutions.

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Top Topics of 2018

We are constantly striving to provide helpful resources and blog content that supports people dealing with suicide. This year we covered topics that address three key areas: Feeling suicidal, Worried about someone and Lost someone to suicide. So as we round out another year, we’re having a look back at the content and information our community found most useful throughout 2018.

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When someone is experiencing domestic violence

Domestic violence is when one person in a relationship hurts the other person. The violence and abuse can be physical, verbal, sexual, social, economic, spiritual and psychological. Understand what the signs of domestic violence are.

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Loneliness and social relationships: 14 tips to connect with others

Social relationships and human connection are increasingly important as it can affect our physical and mental health. Learn about the 14 tips recommended by psychologists at the Australian Psychological Society to help connect with others and overcome loneliness.

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Depression symptoms: Am I depressed?

Depression is a consistent and intense state of sadness that is negatively impacting your life. Recognising depression symptoms can be the first step in getting help. Read our list of common symptoms you may be experiencing if you are depressed.

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Symptoms and causes of anxiety

Anxiety is more than a passing feeling of being worried or nervous when you have something important coming up like giving a speech. When your anxiety is long term and doesn’t go away after a stressful event, it can start to affect your day-to-day activities. Here we look at the symptoms and causes of anxiety.

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Anxiety: Is feeling anxious normal?

All of us feel anxious sometimes. You may be feeling anxious if you have an important presentation coming up or a big project that is due – these feelings are unpleasant, but it should stop once the event is over. This feeling of anxiety, nervousness and worry is normal and lasts for a short time.

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