Tag: Adolescence

  Rising Above Bullying – One Teen’s Story

With a name like Max Green, it’s no surprise golf is a favourite pass-time for one young Australian, but it also plays a more important role in helping facilitate Max’s recovery from depression and anxiety due to schoolyard bullying. This clip was taken from season one of Destination Happiness.

  Existential Depression in Young Men

Over recent years I’ve noticed an increase in depression amongst bright, creative and resourceful young men in early years of adulthood. I think it hints at deep social and cultural change. This pattern contrasts with that expectation that mental health problems such as depression are more likely to be suffered by those who are less… Read more »

  Perfect Storm

This article relates to an increase in the rates of depression that has been observed amongst young men in recent years.

  13 Reasons Why – To See or Not to See?

This article considers the potential positive and negative influence of the hit TV series, 13 Reasons Why, on young people’s mental health and wellbeing [Spoiler alert – some plot lines revealed] How could TV producers justify their graphic depiction of the suicide of a 17-year-old girl, a recognized risk factor for copycat suicidal behaviour? As many… Read more »

  Reasons to See

An article about the Netflix TV show 13 Reasons Why and whether you should allow your kids to watch it, considering the potentially distressing content.

  The Call May be Distant, but it Will Come

It takes time to find your calling. What career or line of work might suit us? In a meeting of over 100 business leaders in Geelong, over a third indicated that they had undertaken a significant career shift at one point in time. The notion of choosing a life direction can be confronting. This article… Read more »

  Tackling Challenging School Issues

As parents we can struggle to know what is the right thing to do if our child encounters seemingly insurmountable problems at their school and is miserable and frustrated. Should we tell them to stick it out or do we transfer them to another school? Is there a right time to bail from a school… Read more »

  Parenting Teenagers

What comes to mind when we hear the term ‘generation gap’? Parents and children of any age are likely to experience at least some degree of frustration and conflict in their everyday interactions because we are not always going to want the same thing. It is normal and healthy for parents and children to have… Read more »