This article relates to the great work being done by Foundation 61 with members of the community who are recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. It follows a session spent with Foundation 61 residents for the TV wellbeing show, Destination Happiness.
The conviction of Cardinal Pell for serious sexual crimes against children is starkly confronting. This article explores the idea of a shadow side and how one can mislead those around them as to the nature of their true character. If we can deceive ourselves by playing down or disowning our less attractive characteristics, we can… Read more »
Clinical psychologist Chris Mackey discusses the importance of building your tribe. When you find the people who you share interests and passions with, it’s important to cultivate those relationships as they can be a tonic for the mind, body and soul. This clip was taken from series 2, episode 5 of Destination Happiness.
This article describes observations surrounding an increase in existential depression amongst bright, creative and resourceful young men in their early years of adulthood.
How much of our current mental health crisis is related to a breakdown in social connection? This article examines the work of Dr Hugh Mackay, a psychologist and prominent social researcher, who sought to answer this question in a recent book: Australia Reimagined: Towards a more compassionate, less anxious society.
Following the national apologies delivered by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten in parliament, this article discusses the positive impact that these apologies may have in the context of the invalidation that someone feels if they experience sexual abuse.
Mainstream media can have a particularly important role in promoting positive physical and mental health. This article examines what that role is and why a more positive approach to mainstream media would be beneficial for consumers.
When is it best to compete and when is it best to collaborate? This article looks at the difference between taking a competitive and collaborative approach to a task, particularly in the context of the Thai cave rescue of 12 young soccer players and their coach.
This article examines the work of American geologist Gregg Braden, who contends that our society is being negatively influenced by an outdated understanding of the evolutionary model, due to the fact that it does not account for the significant progress humans have made by employing a collaborative, rather than a distinctly competitive approach to each other.
Some of the most important messages about mental health are simple optimistic messages. This article explores the role of the media in perpetuating a positive environment for our community, as well as how a pessimistic outlook has been perpetuated by pharmaceutical companies in order to gain financially.