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5 mental health myths debunked

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The stigma surrounding mental health is so widespread that it isn’t confined to any one particular mental illness. It impacts people suffering from depression, anxiety, eating disorders, bipolar disorders, and a myriad of other mental health conditions equally. This negative perception of mental health disorders and people with mental illness affects our community gravely. In […]

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Counselling Psychology

Mental illness is real: addressing the stigma

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When a friend or loved one is physically ill or injured, we don’t brand them ‘worthless’ or ‘incompetent’. We don’t tell themĀ “there’s nothing wrong with you”, “it’s all in your head” or “you’re making it up”. Instead, we support them and don’t blink an eye at the thought of them seeing a doctor or specialist […]

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Counselling Psychology

Mental clarity: seeking assistance & forms of therapy

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While the stigma around mental disorders is slowly starting to shift, an Australian Bureau of Statistics National Survey found that around 65% of people experiencing mental health illnesses didn’t seek assistance. This is astounding given counsellors and psychologists can provide a safe environment for individuals, couples and families to share their thoughts and feelings free […]

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