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Signs of mental health issues

One in five of us will experience a mental health disorder. Learn the signs that could show a friend or family member struggling with their mental health. Often, it is not a single change, but a combination. The following signs are not to help you diagnose a mental health disorder, but to reassure you that…

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How does food and drink affect mental health?

To eat a balanced diet, drink plenty of water and monitor their intake of alcohol and caffeine is important for everyone. For people with mental health challenges, this is even more important. There is some evidence that: a healthy diet is associated with a reduced risk of depression omega-3 fats can improve mental health diets…

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What is separation anxiety?

Separation anxiety is normal in early childhood and can occur when a child gets upset when separated from a parent or carer. This can happen when children are left with a new caregiver, or put to bed by themselves. Separation anxiety is normal during early childhood. It usually starts at about six to eight months…

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Talking about your mental health problems

It is hard to talk to people about how you feel. You may be worried that they would not take your feelings seriously. You may also be worried about what will happen after you tell them your problems. If you think you do not know anyone who will listen, you can call a confidential counseling…

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Understanding the Mental Health

Mental health is an expression we use every day, so it might surprise people that the term is frequently misunderstood. Mental health is often used as a substitute for mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety conditions, schizophrenia, and others. But according to the World Health Organization, mental health is “a state of well-being in which…

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Ways to Improve your Mental Health and Wellbeing

Good mental health and wellbeing mean different things to different people and every person has to find their own way to a life that is meaningful and satisfying for them. Things that can contribute to positive mental health and wellbeing include: spending quality time with close friends and family working in a job or finding…

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Marijuana Use and Youth: A Parent's Guide

Marijuana (Cannabis) is the most commonly used drug by young people 15 to 30 years old. Although it has serious risks associated with its usage, people often times think marijuana is harmless. Marijuana impacts the development of teens. Because the bodies and brains of young people are still developing, marijuana has a higher risk of harming…

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What is Wellbeing?

Even every aspect of your life influences your state of wellbeing, some people believe that wealth is a fast track to happiness. Various international studies have shown that it is the quality of our personal relationships, not the size of our bank balances, which has the greatest effect on our state of wellbeing. Wellbeing is…

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Mental Health Condition – Telling your Story

One of the most powerful things you can do is talk openly about the personal experience of a mental health condition. Talking about mental health conditions helps to change negative attitudes and stereotypes. You might be surprised by how many of your workmates have also experienced a mental health condition at some point in their life…

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