Tag: Community

  How to Talk to Your Kids About Suicide

How to talk to your kids about suicide. Angie Hilton talks with clinical psychologist Chris Mackey about what to say during the important conversation with your kids about suicide. We know this is a tricky topic, but it’s a conversation worth having, particularly with the added adjustments related to the COVID pandemic. This video is… Read more »

  Come on Strong

This Addy article by Chris Mackey describes the single most useful positive psychology exercise that he thinks could be of benefit to all of us in dealing with the challenges of the COVID-19 era.

  Silver Lining

This article is about the importance of people receiving social support after natural disasters to assist their mental health as a key part of their recovery. The recent Australian bushfires have revealed a great deal of goodwill in this way.

  Family Foibles

This article is about those for whom Christmas is not such a joyous time because of painful childhood memories.

  Shared Courage

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.

  Know Thyself

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 »

  The Importance of Building Your Tribe

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.

  Perfect Storm

This article describes observations surrounding an increase in existential depression amongst bright, creative and resourceful young men in their early years of adulthood.

  Breaking Point

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.

  Sorry is a Start

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.