Often reacted to as an awkward issue… The importance of social and personal connection for men in maintaining good mental health (well, important for all humans’ mental health-our society and culture just don’t make this very easy for men).
Part of a series of posts from FB for Mental Health Month Continue reading Men, Mateship and Mental Health
There is so much dehumanising stigma, judgement, prejudice and shame imposed upon people with alcohol or drug dependency by society and by the people themselves. This shame and stigma works against people seeking support for recovery. These days, when I … Continue reading Mental Health and Substance Use
25.10.18 When someone else requires high support and care, it’s instinctive for a lot of people to prioritise the needs of that person to the exclusion of their own. Feelings of guilt or negligence are commonly felt by carers or … Continue reading Self-care and Supporting Another
24.10.18 As someone who’s always considered herself a good listener and consistently been sought out and relied upon for her listening and support, it has been humbling to realise over the years how much of an ‘expert listener’ I actually … Continue reading Supporting Someone with a Mental Health Issue
23.10.18 Exercise. I hate its guts and want to punch it in the face. However, as a non-drug/infrequent alcohol user it’s among the few things that give me an immediate mood lift. I’ve used exercise like a drug to shift … Continue reading Exercise and Mental Health
22.10.18 Food is just something we do, but how much do each of us really know about nutrition and what a ‘healthy’ or ‘balanced’ diet is? With all the fad, exclusionary, weight-loss focused diets saturating our culture I think it’s … Continue reading Nutrition and Mental Health 2