Brain health is taking a dip to the bottom lately. The WHO reports that at least 1 in 4 people become a victim of a psychiatric issue once in his lifetime. Presently, there are around 450 million individuals worldwide with a mental illness. It is only natural to follow the adage that commands, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It is crucial to take good care … [Read more...] about 7 Ways to Boost Brain Health and Creativity
A comprehensive mystery shop and analysis of mental health coverage of Australian travel insurers by comparison site Mozo.com.au has found that over half (51%) of travel insurers do not cover incidents related to mental health, which could leave many travellers high and dry while on holiday. The remaining insurers allow customers to opt for additional cover and would … [Read more...] about Did you know that over half of travel insurers won’t cover mental health related incidents?
By SANE Australia Head of Service Delivery and Registered Psychologist Suzanne Leckie It takes courage to ask simply and directly, ‘Are you OK?’, if you're concerned about someone's mental health. What if they’re actually fine? Will they be offended? And what do you do if they aren’t OK? These are common concerns people have when it comes to asking a friend, colleague … [Read more...] about Tips for responding to someone who isn’t OK
It’s the secret, hidden thing that crosses all socio-economic classes, genders and cultures, and the thing that no one wants to talk about… SUICIDE. Each year, the World Health Organization estimates that more than 800,000 individuals take their own lives. What else may be possible? In honour of World Suicide Awareness Month this September, Access Consciousness Facilitators … [Read more...] about Encouraging hope, possibility and conversation during Suicide Awareness Month
This post was originally published on this site. The last time I spoke to my youngest brother Peter was on his 31st birthday. Six times, I had tried to get through, but each time the phone connection dropped out. Finally, on the seventh attempt, it went through. I was at my home in McLean, Virginia. He was in a locked ward in a psychiatric hospital in Sydney half a world … [Read more...] about Mental Illness: Let’s Extend Compassion and Remove the Stigma