Tag: Depression

  Cold Fire to the Blues

This article looks at the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder and how it can best be avoided during the colder months of the year.

  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 »

  Dealing with Suicidal Thoughts

How can we reduce the incidence of suicide? This is an ever more pressing question, and not just for mental health professionals. Few of us would be untouched by suicide in our local communities and wider social networks. Over the past month I have learnt of the heartbreakingly sad loss of two people through suicide,… Read more »

  Hurting? Reach Out

As instances of suicide are on the increase in Australia, this article emphasises the importance of reaching out and speaking to those close to you when going through dark times in order to avoid some of the more acutely suicidal thoughts that some may experience.

  Effectiveness of Psychological Therapy for Anxiety and Depression

Chris Mackey and Associates released the following information as a press release to numerous media outlets throughout Australia on September 1st, 2010.   New study supports clinical and cost effectiveness of psychological treatment under the Better Access Scheme The Better Access (Medicare rebate) scheme funds psychologists and other mental health practitioners to offer treatment in… Read more »

  What is a Mid-Life Crisis and What is so Good About it?

All of us will face periods of transition in our lives which involve particular challenges. Some psychological adjustments relate not so much to external events, but to more internal challenges, perhaps associated with life stages and the aging process. Early last century Carl Jung spoke of psychological challenges which occur in our lives around mid-life,… Read more »

  Psychological Reactions to Traumatic Accidents

It is common for people to suffer from a range of psychological reactions after a traumatic experience such as a motor vehicle accident or any other life-threatening incident. In the first instance, individuals may feel anxious and apprehensive. They may suffer from such symptoms as sleep disturbance, poor concentration, irritability, and loss of interest in… Read more »

  Turning a Bigger Problem into a Lesser One

Many people find it very difficult to make a decision to see a psychologist. Often when they do so, this has already started a process of turning a bigger problem into a lesser one. Because commonly when people see a psychologist for the first time, they have two problems or layers of problems. The first… Read more »